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UNOS document: Questions and Answers for Transplant Candidates about Liver Allocation Policy

unos UNOS (the Network for Organ Sharing) operates the Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network (OPTN) under federal contract.  As part of this process, the OPTN/UNOS developed a system that prioritizes liver transplant candidates. This six page document, Questions & Answers for Transplant Candidates about Liver Allocation Policy explains what the MELD and PELD scores are, how they will be utilized, how livers are allocated and information about the little known concept of applying for an exception if the transplant team feels that a candidate’s medical conditions are not fully covered by the MELD or PELD scores. This document is written in plain English and should be required reading for everyone waiting for a liver transplant.


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