Tag: survival rates for tranplant patients
When patients meet the transplant center’s criteria and are accepted for transplantation, all their data is submitted to the United Network For Organ Sharing (UNOS). UNOS has been the administrative arm of the Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network (OPTN) since inception on September 30, 1986.
Most patients awaiting transplantation will beconme frustrated, nervous and confuised by the process. I am a stats guy. In fact, when I went to transplant centers, the first questions I asked was what is the center’s one year, three year and five year survival rate. It’s not all about the numbers, but it is comforting to know who is doing it right. The OPTN-UNOS site maintains an up-to-the-minute resource center that provides valuable inforamtion about your center and your general position on the wait list.