Some of the OPTN Kidney Paired Donation (KPD) Pilot Program requirements, housed in the OPTN KPD Pilot Program Operational Guidelines, were recently approved to be implemented as OPTN policy. The policy outlines requirements for how the OPTN Contractor will conduct matching in the OPTN KPD Program. Over 130 transplant centers in the United States have signed on to the program, some experienced in KPD, others with no experience. This webinar is designed to help transplant centers participating in the OPTN KPD program understand which portions of operational guidelines have moved to OPTN policy and how KPD programs will be monitored for compliance with the policy.
The goal of this webinar is to:
Review new OPTN policies in section 13.0 that relate to KPD.
Discuss how UNOS will monitor compliance with KPD policy.
Upon completion of this session, the participant will be able to:
Describe requirements for candidate and donor participation in the OPTN KPD Program.
Provide an example of a donor and candidate that has met Match Run eligibility.
Recognize criteria for matching KPD candidates and potential donors.
Clarify transportation requirements for shipping a living donor kidney in a KPD transplant.
Outline required parameters for when a KPD donor and recipient meet.
Illustrate methods for compliance with KPD Policy 13.
This webinar is brought to you by KPD Program sponsors
United Health Foundation®, Novartis, PFizer, Amgen, and Genentech.