More than 114,000 people are waiting for transplants, but the demand for organs far exceeds the supply. Living donation offers another choice for transplant candidates, and it extends the supply of organs.
Find educational resources, tools and news about living donation below:
Kidney paired donation toolkits
Toolkit 1: Join us
Toolkit 2: KPD policy and resources
- KPD Histocompatibility Testing Requirements Checklist (effective 1/2016)
- UNOS Connect training course SYS 102: Histocompatibility testing requirements (“Histo” section of the course catalog)
- I just joined KPD. Now what?
- Consenting and enrolling pairs & non-directed donors
- Donor & candidate informed consent reference document
- Match offer process: I have an offer. Now what?
- How matching works
- Permissions & communication methods
- Strategies to improve match offer opportunities
- Match run for KPD donors to Waitlist
- Kidney transportation options
Living donation news
Have you ever wondered how many kidney paired donation transplants the OPTN has facilitated?
Changes were implemented on April 9, 2018.
A new living kidney donor follow-up dashboard can help transplant center staff view and interact with data to monitor how they are complying with OPTN policy requirements.
Most prior living donors receive transplants quickly, so don’t delay taking this important step.
Each month, we offer information and resources that can help increase KPD match success rates.
Despite educational efforts and a marked increase in follow-up form reporting percentages, many transplant programs are still falling short of the required minimum submission thresholds. Our new resource on UNOS Connect may be able to help.
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Changes were made September 24, for reporting living donor adverse events. A related policy change is effective November 2.
Living donor recovery hospitals: you will need to collect additional information from living donors who donated on or after March 31, 2015.
UNOS commemorates the life and contributions of former staff member Elizabeth F. Sleeman, M.H.A., who passed away March 4 at the age of 32.