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National liver transplant proposal gets thumbs down in region

A proposal that would change the way donor livers are allocated drew sharp opposition from doctors and others in a six-state region that encompasses Kansas, Missouri, Colorado, Wyoming, Nebraska and Iowa. “I think this policy proposal is seriously flawed,” one St. Louis surgeon said of the changes proposed by the United Network for Organ Sharing.

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Liver transplant rules change could hurt Kansas City patients

A proposed change in the way livers from deceased donors are allocated could redirect dozens of livers each year from the Kansas City region to other parts of the Midwest, creating longer waits for local patients. A comment period is open until mid-October on the proposed policy, which was drafted to make wait times more equal across the country for the sickest patients.

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