CHA News Article

California Congressional Reps. Show Strong Support for Reforming Liver Transplant Regions

CHA thanks members for reaching out to their congressional representatives in support of a letter urging the Health Resources and Services Administration to implement and adopt alternative models for reforming liver transplantation regions. The models were explored in a July 2014 United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) concept paper. The letter was signed by 34 members of the California delegation, including Reps. Karen Bass, Xavier Becerra, Ami Bera, Julia Brownley, Ken Calvert, Lois Capps, Tony Cárdenas, Judy Chu, Jim Costa, Susan Davis, Anna Eshoo, Sam Farr, Janice Hahn, Mike Honda, Darrell Issa, Doug LaMalfa, Barbara Lee, Zoe Lofgren, Doris Matsui, Grace Napolitano, Devin Nunes, Lucille Roybal-Allard, Edward Royce, Raul Ruiz, Linda Sanchez, Loretta Sanchez, Adam Schiff, Brad Sherman, Jackie Speier, Eric Swalwell, Mike Thompson, David Valadao, Juan Vargas and Henry Waxman. A copy of the letter and a fact sheet on the current liver transplant allocation system are attached.