After nearly eight years of research, policy development, and consensus building, the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) Kidney Committee released a new kidney allocation policy proposal this past Friday. The series of improvements to the system aim to enhance the long-term benefit of kidney transplantation, make better use of available kidneys, and increase transplant opportunities for hard-to-match candidates.
The proposal will be out for public comment for 90 days after which the UNOS Kidney Committee will consider any further modifications based on the public comment. The proposal could go before the UNOS Board of Directors in June 2013 for final approval.
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