Simultaneous Liver-Kidney Allocation Town Hall
July 18, 2017 02:00pm EDT
Objective: Locate resources for Simultaneous Liver-Kidney (SLK) Allocation
In this offering, members will have the chance to ask questions about these policy changes in order to prepare for implementation.
The OPTN Final Rule specifies that organ allocation policies must be based on sound medical judgment, contain standardized criteria for allocating each organ type and combination of organ types, and must seek to achieve the best use of organs. It also specifies the avoidance of wasting organs, futile transplants, and promotes the efficient management of organ placement.
There were minimal rules for liver kidney allocation. The policy lacked consistent local and non-local allocation rules for Simultaneous Liver-Kidney (SLK) Allocation and was counter to the Final Rule principles. In order to provide more clarity and consistency in the rules for liver-kidney allocation new policy will be implemented for SLK.
· Transplant centers
· Organ Procurement Organizations
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Continuing Education Information
There is no continuing education for this Town Hall.
· UNOS Instructional Innovations at firstname.lastname@example.org, for instructional questions.
· Regional Administrator, at (804) 782-4800, for policy questions.