More than 116,000 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: Policies, guidelines and other hospital resources
- OPTN policy 13 (KPD)
- Operational guidelines (1/2016)
- KPD tip of the month
Q&A for program participants
- KPD informed consent reference (effective 12/2015)
- KPD Histocompatibility Testing Requirements Checklist (effective 1/2016)
Find them in UNOS Connect (“Kidney Paired Donation” section in the course catalog)
- Introduction to kidney paired donation
- Introduction to OPTN policy 13: kidney paired donation
- Navigating the logistics of kidney paired donation
- OPTN/UNOS kidney paired donation pilot program (KPDPP) town hall
- Histocompatibility testing:
- HST 100
- SYS 102
Match offer resources
Living donation news
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.
Errors occur when users access the UNOS KPD system with the unsupported Mozilla Firefox browser. Please discontinue use of this browser to access the KPD system.
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.
Recording now available of webinar addressing OPTN Policies and the 2013 PHS Guideline for HIV, HBV and HCV
You can also access supporting instructional materials, including questions and answers from the webinar.