Proposed changes to liver allocation rules could take some donor livers away from the Kansas City area.
After several attendees spoke in strong opposition, the proposed changes were voted down 22-0, with two abstaining.
The vote, which was nonbinding, was taken during the Region 8 business meeting of the United Network for Organ Sharing. The region encompasses Kansas, Missouri, Colorado, Wyoming, Nebraska and Iowa.
“I think this policy proposal is seriously flawed,” said William Chapman, a St. Louis transplant surgeon. “The idea that we have a problem is one that is generally recognized and generally accepted, and I think all in the transplant community want to help fix it. But the significant, vast majority of regions do not think that this is a good idea.” Continue reading
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