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Rules of organ donation under reconsideration
Washington Post

Kidneys from deceased donors are carefully rationed under rules established by the nonprofit United Network for Organ Sharing, or UNOS. The system is set up so that kidneys go to people who have spent the longest time on waiting lists and who are a good match, with provisions made for distributing organs to patients within the same region, when possible. That method of allocating organs would change under a proposal from the UNOS’s kidney transplant committee.

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