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Nationwide liver transplant policy caught up in court case

May. 20, 2019 5:32 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Organ transplant officials are rolling back a new nationwide policy over how to allocate scarce livers amid a legal fight in federal court, an attorney for the nonprofit that manages the U.S. transplant system said Monday. The United Network for Organ Sharing was on track to reinstate its...

New liver transplant rules begin amid fight over fairness

May. 14, 2019 1:28 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Wilnelia Cruz-Ulloa spent the last months of her life in a New York City hospital, waiting for a donated liver that never came. Doctors had urged the 38-year-old to move to another state that has more organs to go around. But she couldn't afford to. Where you live makes a difference in...

Hospitals sue over new national liver transplant policy

Apr. 23, 2019 5:26 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Hospitals and patients have sued to block a new nationwide liver transplant policy that they say will waste viable livers, lead to fewer transplants and likely cause deaths. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the United Network for Organ Sharing hastily adopted the new...