Other Options to Consider
As addressed in the OPTN/UNOS Policy 3.2.2, patients may be listed at more than one transplant center. Being listed at more than one transplant center does not guarantee that an organ will become available faster than if you are listed at one transplant center. In addition, you probably would not benefit from listing at multiple centers in the same local allocation area. This is because waiting time priority is first calculated among candidates at all hospitals within the local donation area, not for each hospital individually.
It's important to note that some transplant programs may not accept multiple-listed patients. Others may set their own requirements for multiple-listed candidates.
If you choose to multiple list, your primary care physician should contact your centers of choice so that you may be evaluated as a transplant candidate, as you did with your primary evaluation. Read a detailed brochure now >
Transferal of Waiting Time
As addressed in the OPTN/UNOS Policy 22.214.171.124, patients may transfer their primary waiting time from one transplant center to another center. This transfer may be necessary for a number of reasons, such as a change in the transplant candidate's health insurance or if the candidate has moved. Read a detailed brochure now >
Living donor transplants are a viable alternative for patients in need of new organs. Learn more now >
Kidney paired donation is a type of living donation that is a transplant option for recipients who have a willing and able living donor but are an incompatible match due to blood or tissue type. Learn more now >
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