This white paper emanates from The Joint Commission’s new Public Policy Initiative. Launched in 2001, this initiative seeks to address broad issues that have the potential to seriously undermine the provision of safe, high-quality health care and, indeed, the health of the American people. These are issues which demand the attention and engagement of multiple publics if successful resolution is to be achieved.
United Network for Organ Sharing
Kidney Paired Donation Pilot Program to Begin Matching in October; Participating Programs Named
The national Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network (OPTN), operated under federal contract by United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS), will soon perform the first match run of a national pilot program to facilitate kidney paired donation (KPD) transplants. The match run is intended to identify medically compatible pairs of potential living kidney donors and candidates, in cases where the potential donor was not able to match with his or her original intended recipient. Read more.
Policy Proposals Issued for Public Comment
Six policy proposals are being offered for public comment. Your input on this proposal is requested by February 5, 2011.
Learn more. View policy proposals.