medical urgency status

medical urgency status

An estimate of the health of a patient awaiting organ transplantation. Patients judged to have graver medical conditions are considered to have a more pressing need for donor organs than less gravely ill patients.
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Under the newly modified policy, hearts will be offered to candidates in the two highest levels of medical urgency status (Status 1A and Status 1B) up to a distance of 500 miles from the donor hospital before any local candidates of lower urgency (Status 2) would be eligible to receive the offer of an organ.
UNOS says the data will be reported by demographics such as age range, gender and race, as well as factors relevant to specific organ types (for example, medical urgency status for heart and liver transplants and immune sensitivity level for kidney transplants).
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