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Proposed Kidney Allocation Policy Interpreted, part II

It’s election time again, which means 12 hour days training precinct election officials to keep the election safe and sound. But here’s a quickie…   (See Part I…)   Current: Kidneys are allocated to candidates who are blood type identical to the donor when the donor has blood type O or blood type B. The …

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Proposed Kidney Allocation Policy Interpreted, part I

Much ado has been made already about an OPTN proposal to change how deceased donor kidneys are given to folks on the wait list, mostly focusing on the possibility that some people might not get a kidney as quickly as they would under the current system. The trouble with this sort of speculation is that …

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Cue the Intermission Music

I’ve been up to my neck in another project recently (not the bathroom, although – sheesh), which has taken away from the blogging. Meanwhile, familiarize yourself with the latest OPTN proposed policies. Deadline for public comment is June 15, 2012.   http://optn.transplant.hrsa.gov/policiesAndBylaws/publicComment/proposals.asp

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Guest Post- Living Kidney Donor Medical Evaluation Public Comment

The proposed minimum requirements are based on recommendations from the Joint Society Work Group (AST, ASTS, and NATCO) to the OPTN Living Donor Committee. Where is the American Society of Nephrology, American College of Surgeons, American College of Physicians, American Society of Anesthesiologists, and independent donor advocates? It is dangerous to assume that the only …

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Guest Post- Living Kidney Donor Informed Consent

The proposed minimum requirements are based on recommendations from the Joint Society Work Group (AST, ASTS, and NATCO) to the OPTN Living Donor Committee. Where is the American Society of Nephrology, American College of Surgeons, American College of Physicians, Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons, American Society of Anesthesiologists, the National Institutes of Health, Uniformed Governors (attorneys), …

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