Major Overhaul of the Kidney Allocation System

In the first major overhaul of the kidney allocation system, the United Network of Organ Sharing (UNOS) has devised a new system for allocating kidneys to patients. The system is expected to increase patients’ donor base and reduce the number of kidneys that never get transplanted – possibly adding 8,000 life years for future transplant recipients.

With the many logistical changes involved in this new system, LifeGift CEO and president Kevin Myer told the Houston Chronicle that the organization will “continue doing everything we can to realize every organ- and tissue-donation opportunity presented to us.”

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