The debate over the appropriateness of combined liver and kidney transplants was stoked by the introduction of the MELD system and continues today as the waiting list for kidney alone candidates continues to grow. This education session will feature a review of the current data and experience with combined liver and kidney transplantation and will explore the controversial topics of when to allocate a kidney to candidates with liver failure and acute kidney injury.
Describe the current policies at UNOS regarding simultaneous liver-kidney allocation
Explain data related to outcomes for liver transplant candidates with kidney injury
Summarize arguments and ethics surrounding the development of new allocation policies for simultaneous liver-kidney transplantation