This last week a number of new rules around the allocation of deceased donor kidneys have come into place within the United States.
The new rules change the way that organ allocation now occurs for people waiting for a new kidney. It includes a formula which allows for longevity matching of the donor kidneys with potential recipients. Doctors hope that this new allocation system will now maximize the outcomes of transplanting these relatively scarce donor organs.
The media release from the United Network of Organ Sharing (UNOS) can be viewed via the following link-