Friday, August 8, 2014

The State of the OPTN/UNOS KPD Pilot Program

Here's the report: The State of the OPTN/UNOS KPD Pilot Program, on the kidney exchange program begun by UNOS in 2010.

The report is full of informative figures, but this one tells much of the story: in 2013 the program started to overcome some of  the many logistical difficulties that it faced, and the original market design legacy that had initially limited exchanges to two way exchanges and prohibited and then limiting chains. Here's hoping that the trend will continue: UNOS is a natural home for kidney exchange in that it already deals with all the transplant centers, and that it would be in a position to integrate living and deceased donation (if only it were more nimble in overcoming political and regulatory barriers and embracing best practices...).

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