How the Transplant System Works: Matching Donors and Recipients

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How the Transplant System Works: Matching Donors and Recipients

Description

This fact sheet explains how a patient in need of a transplant is matched to an organ donor. It briefly describes the centralized computer network maintained by the United Network for Organ Sharing, addresses the role of the transplant center, explains how patients in the transplant pool are ranked, and discusses the process once an organ becomes available.

Developer:

United Network for Organ Sharing

Funding Sources:

United Network for Organ Sharing

History

Release Date: 2004
Original Summary: April 2006
Last Updated: 12/07/11

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