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11/18/2014 - New Kidney Allocation System Revealed

11/18/2014 - New Kidney Allocation System Revealed

If you are waiting for a kidney transplant from a deceased donor, you probably already know that waiting times vary throughout the Country and over 100,000 people are waiting for a kidney transplant. The system used to determine who receives a deceased donor kidney is coordinated by the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS). At the end of 2014, the criteria used for kidney allocation is changing. Lori talks to Dr. Richard Formica, who chairs the OPTN/UNOS Kidney Transplantation Committee to help shed light on the new system, why it was changed and how it will impact people waiting.

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