UNOS Proposal to start Paired Exchanges with a Deceased Donor Kidney

UNOS has opened a public comment period until October 2, 2017 on a plan to start paired exchanges with a deceased kidney donor. Click here to view the proposal overview. To read the full proposal click here.

Here are my comments about the proposal. I would welcome receiving your thoughts on the UNOS proposal and any feedback you have on my comments. You could email me at: or by clicking here.

Questions and General Comments on the UNOS Proposal to Allow Deceased Kidney Donations to Initiate Kidney Paired Donations. (KPD)

Kudos to the Kidney Transplantation Committee to look for unique ways to increase the number of kidney transplants.

I have many questions about the concept as described and the process that would be followed in each of the three models that were presented.
  • Who will initiate the program? As described in the proposal it would be UNOS or an individual KPD program at a transplant center. Continue reading

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