The Liver and Intestinal Allocation Policy: Decades of Disparity Calling for Action

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Am J Transplant. 2021 Nov 27. doi: 10.1111/ajt.16897. Online ahead of print.


The last three decades witnessed continual evolution of the organ allocation strategy. The Organ Procurement and Transplant Network (OPTN) primary goals were to promote patient access to transplantation and improve equity among single and multi-organ candidates. Other intended objectives were to optimize donor use and maximize transplant utility. These relentless efforts were commanded by the OPTN ‘Final Rule’ and directed by different scientific and legislative allied committees (1).

PMID:34837465 | DOI:10.1111/ajt.16897