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Health Agencies Update
January 27, 2015

New Kidney Allocation System

JAMA. 2015;313(4):346. doi:10.1001/jama.2014.17574

After nearly 10 years of reviewing studies and considering feedback, an Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network (OPTN) committee has finalized changes to the US kidney allocation system.

As a result of the changes, patients who are expected to need a kidney for the longest time will be matched more often with kidneys that are expected to function for the longest time. Patients who are difficult to match with kidneys because of their blood type or immune sensitivity will also receive additional priority, as will children in need of a transplant.

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