Transplant News stories from December, 2017

Liver transplant distribution changed after years of debate

By Lenny Bernstein-Washington Post
Published on December 4, 2017

After years of debate, the organization that oversees the allocation of livers for transplant took steps Monday to address a long-standing geographic disparity in supply of the scarce organs.

The policy approved by the Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network will make more livers available in some places — including cities such as New York and Chicago — where the shortage is more severe than it is in regions such as the southeastern United States.

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