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Public comment sought on OPTN/UNOS proposed kidney allocation policy

The OPTN/UNOS Kidney Transplantation Committee is seeking public comment regarding substantial proposed amendments to OPTN deceased donor kidney allocation policy.  The proposed policy would maintain access to kidney transplantation for all candidates while seeking to improve outcomes for kidney transplant recipients and increase utilization of available kidneys.

The OPTN website has additional information about the kidney proposal, including a frequently-asked-question document: http://optn.transplant.hrsa.gov/news/newsDetail.asp?id=1579

To read the entire proposal and submit a comment, consult the Public Comment section of the OPTN website: http://optn.transplant.hrsa.gov/policiesAndBylaws/publicComment/proposals.asp

The deadline for public comment is December 14, 2012.  The OPTN/UNOS Kidney Transplantation Committee will review all comments submitted and address any substantive questions or concerns.  The committee will then present its recommendations to the OPTN/UNOS Board of Directors.  The earliest the Board may take a final vote would be at its June 2013 meeting.

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