Selection Committee and UNOS Listing
Once your child’s transplant evaluation is complete, the results will be presented and discussed by the Intestinal Transplant Selection Committee to determine the best possible recommendations regarding ongoing medical care and intestinal transplant surgery. The Committee consists of the transplant surgeons, gastroenterologists, nutritionists, social workers, nurse coordinators, ethicists, and psychiatrists. The outcome of this meeting will be reported to you and your child by the transplant coordinator. If the recommendation is to place your child on the waiting list for transplant surgery, a case summary will be submitted for review to the Ohio Solid Organ Transplant Consortium (OSOTC). Once OSOTC has granted approval, information is then submitted to United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) for listing on the national waiting list.
The United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) is a non-profit organization which operates the Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network (OPTN) under federal contract. UNOS maintains a national waiting list and the UNOS organ placement specialists operate the network 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Transplant candidates are prioritized on the waiting list based on several factors including blood type, medical condition, and waiting time which are decided upon by UNOS legislation. Additional information about the waiting list and UNOS can be obtained by logging on to UNOS at www.unos.org or OPTN at www.optn.org.