Saturday, October 15, 2016

A look into how transplant centers are monitored (and organs are allocated)

Here's a press release saying that the University of Pittsburgh's iconic transplant center has been taken off probation by UNOS. The reason they were on probation is interesting:
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center released from probation

"The Board had placed UPMC on probation in June 2015. Its lung transplant program had an unusually high number of instances where they accepted lung offers for one transplant candidate, then transplanted another candidate at the program. This inappropriately limited opportunity for consideration of other candidates identified on the match run."

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