Three awards will help teams of organ procurement organizations and hospitals from the same donation service area
(DSA) coordinate and implement strategies to increase donation.
The donation rate will allow CMS to assess an OPO's conversion rate of potential donors to actual donors, which allows it to determine how an OPO has performed in regard to the donor potential (the number of eligible deaths) in its own donation service area
The purpose of the program "is to provide support to teams of OPOs and hospitals in the same donation service area
(DSA) to implement and better coordinate strategies for increasing their rates of organ donation and consequently, the number of lives saved through transplantation.
One of the "special focus" chapters featured in the new report examines various ways to measure organ donation rates by donation service area
, which has implications for improving overall rates of organ donation.
The organization coordinates with more than 100 hospitals, including four transplant centers, throughout the donation service area
Donor Alliance also inspires the public to register as organ and tissue donors through community partnerships, public outreach and educational campaigns throughout its donation service area
According to the lung allocation policy in place in the US since 2005, lungs from adolescent donors (age 12 to 17) are preferentially offered to adolescent candidates; if there are no suitable adolescent candidates in the location donation service area
, the organ is offered to a local candidate aged 0 to 11 years.
The proposal recommends ending the practice of "payback" kidney offers owed when a local transplant area accepts a very well-matched kidney offer from a different local donation service area
The statistical model for OPO monitoring now will be "risk adjusted, meaning the statistical expectations will be calculated according to the specific characteristics of the donors in the OPO's donation service area
compared to similar donor characteristics nationwide.
LifeCenter Northwest, the designated organ procurement organization (OPO) for Alaska, Montana, North Idaho and Washington has hired Kevin O'Connor to head the largest geographic donation service area
in the United States as its President and CEO.
According to the most recent SRTR report, patients transplanted in the Southern California donation service area
had a higher chance of getting a transplant quickly at St.
Initiating and Increasing DCD in Donation Service Areas