Need for Livers Greater than Donors

Need for Livers Greater than Donors

Last Thursday, Dr. Joe rector and I had a chance to meet with Senator Tom Harkin to discuss UNOS proposal to eliminate any local sharing of livers. Unfortunately there are a need for more livers than there are donors.

Transplant programs in large metropolitan areas that donate few livers have been lobbying to change the system for their benefit.

The proposal elicited 694 comments and on September 16th there will be a forum in Chicago to discuss the proposal. Stay tuned for more information.

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