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January 16, 2013

UNOS staff members contribute to articles reviewing allocation history, status, future direction of allocation policy

Staff members from UNOS’ departments of Research and Policy collaborated with researchers from the Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients (SRTR) to publish two special articles in the December 2012 issue of the American Journal of Transplantation. Each article described the history and current status of organ-specific allocation policies, as well as future direction of policies to ensure effectiveness and equity. One article concentrated on kidney, pancreas and liver allocation, and the other examined lung and heart allocation.

NOTE: This study was supported in part by Health Resources and Services Administration contract 234-2005-370011C. The content is the responsibility of the authors alone and does not necessarily reflect the views or policies of the Department of Health and Human Services.

For more detailed information, please consult the articles (UNOS staff members identified with an asterisk):

J.M. Smith, S.W. Biggins, D.G. Haselby, W.R. Kim, J. Wedd, K. Lamb, B. Thompson, D.L. Segev, S. Gustafson, R. Kandaswamy, P.G. Stock, A.J. Matas, C.J. Samana*, E.F. Sleeman*, D. Stewart*, A. Harper*, E. Edwards*, J.J. Snyder, B.L. Kasiske and A.K. Israni. Kidney, Pancreas and Liver Allocation and Distribution in the United States. American Journal of Transplantation, Vol. 12, Issue 12, December 2012, pp. 3191-3212.

M. Colvin-Adams, M. Valapour, M. Hertz, B. Heubner, K. Paulson, V. Dhungel, M.A. Skeans, L. Edwards*, V. Ghimire*, C. Waller*, W.S. Cherikh*, B.L. Kasiske, J.J. Snyder and A.K. Israni. Lung and Heart Allocation in the United States. American Journal of Transplantation, Vol. 12, Issue 12, December 2012, pp. 3213-3234.

The articles are also accessible electronically via the SRTR website.