Sunday, May 01, 2005

New U.S. Lung Allocation Policy

Brochures for transplant patients and professionals describing the new lung allocation policy have been updated to include additional details.

For more information or to view or order the brochures for patients and professionals go to the following link: UNOS

In the new lung allocation system every lung transplant candidate 12 and over will receive an individualized lung allocation score as opposed to the previous criteria of time on the waiting list. This lung allocation score will be used to allocate the limited supply of donor lungs and will reflect the seriousness of a transplant candidate's medical status and the likelihood of a successful transplant.

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