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« on: August 02, 2009, 08:52:00 PM »

Make your voice heard:

Please go to http://www.unos.org/PoliciesAndByLaws/PublicComment/Proposals.asp

Only proposals currently available for public comment are listed. 

Items 1 to 7 are the are current proposals available for public comment.

UNOS public comments accepted until Sept. 14, 2009

1. Kidney Transplantation Committee - Proposal to Include Non-Directed Living Donors and Donor Chains in the Kidney Paired Donation Pilot Program (Affected Program: Kidney Paired Donation Pilot Program) *

2. Living Donor Committee - Proposal to Improve the ABO Verification Process for Living Donors (Affected Policies: Policy 12.3.1 - ABO Identification; Policy 12.8.1. - Reporting Requirements) *

3. Living Donor Committee - Proposed Guidance for the Medical Evaluation of Living Liver Donors ) *

4. Membership and Professional Standards Committee - OPTN Notification Requirements for OPOs, Transplant Hospitals, and Histocompatibility Labs When Faced with an Adverse Action Taken by Regulatory Agencies (Affected Bylaws: Appendix B (Sections I, II, III): Criteria for OPO, Transplant Hospital, and Histocompatibility Laboratory Membership) *

5. Membership and Professional Standards Committee - Proposal to Change the UNOS Bylaws to Reconcile Discrepancies in Patient Volume Requirements for Full and Conditional Program Approval When Qualifying Kidney, Liver and Pancreas Primary Transplant Physicians (Affected Bylaw: Appendix B, Attachment I) *

6. Membership and Professional Standards Committee - Proposal to Add Language to the OPTN/UNOS Bylaws Requiring Transplant Center and OPO Members to Follow State Law Regarding Anatomical Gifts (Affected Bylaws/Policy: Article I, Sec 1.10, Appendix B, Section I and II, and Policy 3.4: Organ Procurement, Distribution and Alternative Systems for Organ Distribution or Allocation) *

7. Organ Procurement Organization (OPO) Committee - Proposal to Change Requirements for Labeling and Packaging Organs Procured by Visiting Transplant Center Teams and for OPO Labeling of Tissue Typing Materials (Affected Policy: Policy 5.0 Standardized Packaging, Labeling and Transporting of Organs, Vessels and Tissue Typing Materials (Organ Procurement Organization) (OPO) Committee) *

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« Reply #1 on: August 03, 2009, 12:16:08 AM »

Will have to look further into this. Just reading it here, 4 and 6 makes me need an example.

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