Concerns with the New Liver Distribution Policy

In December of 2018, the Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network (OPTN) and the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) voted unanimously to approve a new liver distribution policy. Among the policy’s provisions, it moved to a national rather than regional sharing system, and to a more standardized review of exception to the patient’s MELD scores (basically a numerical representation of severity of illness).

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Policy UpdatesDonna Cryer
Second Edition of International NASH Day Announced Under a New Coalition Leadership

WASHINGTON, Feb. 13, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- International NASH Day, a public education campaign launched by The NASH Education Program in June 2018 to raise visibility and urgency around fatty liver disease and its more advanced form, nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) which affect more than 115 million people around the world, will be led by a consortium of patient advocacy organizations medical and professional societies, spearheaded by the Global Liver Institute.

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Press ReleaseDonna Cryer