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I posted this info on another tread, but thought it best to repost by itself. 
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Once a donor is identified, the organs are offered in this order:

 

Status 1 (local area)

Status 1 (regional area)

 

Pediatrics (regional area)

 

Adolescents with a MELD of 15 or higher (local area)

Adults with a MELD of 15 or higher (local area)

 

Adolescents with a MELD of 15 or higher (regional area)

Adults with a MELD of 15 or higher (regional area)

 

Adolescents with a MELD of 14 or less (local area)

Adults with a MELD of 14 or less (local area)

 

Adolescents with a MELD of 14 or less (regional area)

Adults with a MELD of 14 or less (regional area)

 

Then the organ is offered Nationally in the same order.

 


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TRANSPLANT REGIONS in the US

The states comprising each region are as follows:

  • Region 1: Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Eastern Vermont
  • Region 2: Delaware, District of Columbia, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Northern Virginia
  • Region 3: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, Puerto Rico
  • Region 4: Oklahoma, Texas
  • Region 5: Arizona, California, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah
  • Region 6: Alaska, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington
  • Region 7: Illinois, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wisconsin
  • Region 8: Colorado, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Wyoming
  • Region 9: New York, Western Vermont
  • Region 10: Indiana, Michigan, Ohio
  • Region 11: Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia

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Region 1: Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Eastern Vermont

Name

location

Center Phone

MABI - Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Boston, MA

(617) 632-9700

MACH - Children's Hospital

Boston, MA

(877) 894-7337

MAMG - Massachusetts General Hospital

Boston, MA

(617) 726-8256

MANM - Tufts Medical Center

Boston, MA

(617) 636-5592

MALC - Lahey Clinic Medical Center

Burlington, MA

(781) 744-2500

CTHH - Hartford Hospital

Hartford, CT

(860) 545-4132

CTYN - Yale New Haven Hospital

New Haven, CT

(203) 785-2565

MAUM - University of Massachusetts Memorial Medical Center

Worcester, MA

(508) 856-8088


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Region 2: Delaware, District of Columbia, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Northern Virginia

Name

location

Center Phone

MDJH - Johns Hopkins Hospital

Baltimore, MD

(410) 955-5662

MDUM - University of Maryland Medical System

Baltimore, MD

(410) 328-5408

NJLL - Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center

Camden, NJ

(856) 757-3840

PAGM - Geisinger Medical Center

Danville, PA

(877) 821-8613

PAHE - Penn State Milton S Hershey Medical Center

Hershey, PA

(717) 531-6255

NJUH - University Hospital

Newark, NJ

(973) 972-7218

PAAE - Albert Einstein Medical Center

Philadelphia, PA

(215) 456-4985

PACP - Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Philadelphia, PA

(215) 590-4281

PAHM - Hahnemann University Hospital

Philadelphia, PA

(215) 762-7677

PATJ - Thomas Jefferson University Hospital

Philadelphia, PA

(215) 955-7625

PATU - Temple University Hospital

Philadelphia, PA

(215) 707-8889

PAUP - Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, PA

(215) 662-6200

PAAG - Allegheny General Hospital

Pittsburgh, PA

(412) 359-6800

PACH - Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh, PA

(412) 692-6110

PAPT - University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

Pittsburgh, PA

(877) 640-6746

PAVA - VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System

Pittsburgh, PA

(412) 688-6155

DCGU - Georgetown University Medical Center

Washington, DC

(202) 444-3700

DEAI - Alfred I duPont Hospital for Children

Wilmington, DE

(302) 651-4889


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Region 3: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, Puerto Rico

Name

location

Center Phone

GAEH - Children's Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston

Atlanta, GA

(404) 315-3886

GAEM - Emory University Hospital

Atlanta, GA

(404) 712-7731

GAPH - Piedmont Hospital

Atlanta, GA

(404) 605-4606

ALUA - University of Alabama Hospital

Birmingham, AL

(866) 305-5691

FLBC - Broward General Medical Center

Ft. Lauderdale , FL

(954) 831-2763

FLUF - Shands Hospital at The University of Florida

Gainesville, FL

(866) 548-3783

FLSL - Mayo Clinic Florida

Jacksonville, FL

(904) 296-5876

ARUA - The University Hospital of Arkansas

Little Rock, AR

(501) 686-6177

FLJM - Jackson Mem Hosp University of Miami School of Medicine

Miami, FL

(305) 355-5160

LAOF - Ochsner Foundation Hospital

New Orleans, LA

(504) 842-3925

LATU - Tulane Medical Center

New Orleans, LA

(504) 588-5344

FLFH - Florida Hospital Medical Center

Orlando, FL

(407) 896-6611

LAWK - Willis Knighton Medical Center

Shreveport, LA

(318) 212-4275

FLTG - Tampa General Hospital

Tampa, FL

(813) 253-2640


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Region 4: Oklahoma, Texas

 

 

Name

location

Center Phone

TXCM - Children's Medical Center of Dallas

Dallas, TX

(214) 456-8600

TXMC - Methodist Dallas Medical Center

Dallas, TX

(214) 947-4400

TXSP - University Hospital - St. Paul

Dallas, TX

(214) 645-5555

TXTX - Baylor University Medical Center

Dallas, TX

(214) 820-2050

TXAS - Baylor All Saints Medical Center

Fort Worth, TX

(817) 922-4650

TXJS - University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston

Galveston, TX

(409) 772-0549

TXVA - Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center

Houston , TX

(713) 794-7982

TXHH - Memorial Hermann Hospital, University of Texas at Houston

Houston, TX

(713) 704-6800

TXHI - St Luke's Episcopal Hospital

Houston, TX

(832) 355-6461

TXMH - The Methodist Hospital

Houston, TX

(713) 798-8355

TXTC - Texas Children's Hospital

Houston, TX

(800) 364-5437

OKBC - Integris Baptist Medical Center

Oklahoma City, OK

(405) 949-3349

TXBC - University Hosp, University of Texas Health Science Center

San Antonio, TX

(210) 567-5777

TXHS - Methodist Specialty and Transplant Hospital

San Antonio, TX

(210) 575-4837


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Region 5: Arizona, California, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah

 

 

Name

location

Center Phone

CAGH - Scripps Green Hospital

La Jolla, CA

(858) 554-4310

CALL - Loma Linda University Medical Center

Loma Linda, CA

(909) 558-4252

CACL - Childrens Hospital Los Angeles

Los Angeles, CA

(323) 669-5454

CACS - Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

Los Angeles, CA

(800) 303-6235

CAUC - University of California at Los Angeles Medical Center

Los Angeles, CA

(800) 825-2631

CAUH - University of Southern California University Hospital

Los Angeles, CA

(323) 442-5908

UTLD - Intermountain Medical Center

Murray, UT

(866) 439-0480

CAPC - Lucile Salter Packard Childrens Hospital at Stanford

Palo Alto, CA

(800) 690-2282

AZGS - Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center

Phoenix, AZ

(602) 251-2700

AZMC - Mayo Clinic Hospital

Phoenix, AZ

(480) 342-1568

CASM - University of California Davis Medical Center

Sacramento, CA

(916) 734-2111

UTMC - University of Utah Medical Center

Salt Lake City, UT

(801) 585-1707

UTPC - Primary Childrens Medical Center

Salt Lake City, UT

(801) 662-2940

CACH - Rady Children's Hospital and Health Center

San Diego, CA

(858) 576-1700

CASD - University of California San Diego Medical Center

San Diego, CA

(619) 543-2451

CAPM - California Pacific Medical Center

San Francisco, CA

(415) 600-1000

CASF - University of California San Francisco Medical Center

San Francisco, CA

(800) 548-3789

CASU - Stanford University Medical Center

Stanford, CA

(650) 498-7878

AZUA - University Medical Center, Univ of Arizona

Tucson, AZ

(520) 694-7365


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Region 6: Alaska, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington

 

Name

location

Center Phone

HISF - Hawaii Medical Center- East

Honolulu, HI

(808) 547-6228

ORUO - Oregon Health & Science University/ Portland VA Med Cntr

Portland, OR

(503) 494-1220

ORUO - Portland Veterans Administration Medical Center

Portland, OR

N/A

WACH - Children's Hospital & Regional Medical Center

Seattle, WA

(206) 987-1800

WAUW - University of Washington Medical Center

Seattle, WA

(206) 598-6700


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Region 7: Illinois, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wisconsin

 

Name

location

Center Phone

ILCM - Children's Memorial Hospital

Chicago, IL

(773) 975-8611

ILNM - Northwestern Memorial Hospital

Chicago, IL

(312) 695-8900

ILPL - Rush University Medical Center

Chicago, IL

(312) 942-4252

ILUC - University of Chicago Medical Center

Chicago, IL

(773) 702-6319

ILUI - University of Illinois Medical Center

Chicago, IL

(312) 996-6771

WIUW - University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics

Madison, WI

(608) 263-1004

ILLU - Loyola University Medical Center

Maywood, IL

(708) 327-2664

WICH - Children's Hospital of Wisconsin

Milwaukee, WI

(414) 266-2844

WISE - Froedtert Memorial Lutheran Hospital

Milwaukee, WI

(414) 456-6920

WISL - Aurora St. Luke's Medical Center

Milwaukee, WI

(414) 646-2550

MNUM - University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview

Minneapolis, MN

(612) 625-5115

MNMC - Rochester Methodist Hospital (Mayo Clinic)

Rochester, MN

(866) 227-7501

MNSM - Saint Marys Hospital (Mayo Clinic)

Rochester, MN

(866) 227-7501


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Region 8: Colorado, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Wyoming

 

Name

location

Center Phone

COCH - The Children's Hospital

Aurora, CO

(303) 861-6571

COUC - University of Colorado Hospital/Health Science Center

Aurora, CO

(800) 874-0089

COPM - Centura Porter Adventist Hospital

Denver, CO

(888) 872-8891

IAIV - Iowa City VA Medical Center 

Iowa City, IA

N/A

IAIV - University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics/ Iowa City VA Med Cntr

Iowa City, IA

(319) 356-1137

KSUK - University of Kansas Hospital

Kansas City, KS

(913) 588-6183

MOCM - The Children's Mercy Hospital

Kansas City, MO

(888) 246-1088

NEUN - The Nebraska Medical Center

Omaha, NE

(800) 401-4444

MOCH - St. Louis Children's Hospital/Washington University Med Cntr

St Louis, MO

(877) 578-4449

MOSL - Saint Louis University Hospital

St Louis, MO

(314) 577-8867

MOBH - Barnes-Jewish Hospital

St. Louis, MO

(314) 362-5376

MOCG - Cardinal Glennon Children's Hospital

St. Louis, MO

(314) 577-5351


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Region 9: New York, Western Vermont

 

 

Name

location

Center Phone

NYMA - Montefiore Medical Center

Bronx, NY

(718) 920-4321

NYCP - NY Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia Univ. Medical Center

New York, NY

(212) 305-0914

NYMS - Mount Sinai Medical Center

New York, NY

(212) 241-8035

NYUC - New York University Medical Center

New York, NY

(212) 263-8134

NYFL - Strong Memorial Hospital/University of Rochester Med Cntr

Rochester, NY

(585) 275-5875

NYWC - Westchester Medical Center

Valhalla, NY

(914) 493-8916


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Region 10: Indiana, Michigan, Ohio

 

 

Name

location

Center Phone

MIUM - University of Michigan Medical Center

Ann Arbor, MI

(734) 936-8363

OHCM - Children's Hospital Medical Center

Cincinnati, OH

(800) 344-2462

OHUC - University of Cincinnati / University Hospital

Cincinnati, OH

(513) 584-1000

OHCC - The Cleveland Clinic Foundation

Cleveland, OH

(216) 444-8770

OHUH - University Hospitals of Cleveland

Cleveland, OH

(216) 844-3689

OHOU - Ohio State University Medical Center

Columbus, OH

(800) 293-8965

MIHF - Henry Ford Hospital

Detroit, MI

(313) 916-2911

INIM - Clarian Health- Methodist/IU/Riley

Indianapolis, IN

(317) 274-4370


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Region 11: Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia

 

Name

location

Center Phone

NCMH - University of North Carolina Hospitals

Chapel Hill, NC

(888) 263-5293

SCMU - Medical University of South Carolina

Charleston, SC

(843) 792-0332

NCCM - Carolinas Medical Center

Charlotte, NC

(704) 355-6649

VAUV - University of Virginia Health Sciences Center

Charlottesville, VA

(800) 543-8814

NCDU - Duke University Medical Center

Durham, NC

(919) 684-6419

KYUK - University of Kentucky Medical Center

Lexington, KY

(859) 323-8500

KYJH - Jewish Hospital

Louisville, KY

(502) 587-4939

TNLB - Le Bonheur Children's Medical Center

Memphis, TN

(901) 572-5438

TNMH - Methodist University Hospital

Memphis, TN

(901) 516-7000

TNVU - Vanderbilt University Med Center/Nashville VA Med Center

Nashville, TN

(615) 936-0420

VAMC - Medical College of Virginia Hospitals

Richmond, VA

(804) 828-2461


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Your post(s) is fabulous!   Thank you!

 

 


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pscwife
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I'm just happy I can help in some way.  Patients & Caregivers are so overwhelmed. 

Penny


hep93
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   Posted 3/1/2009 2:50 PM (GMT -7)   
Thank you, Penny!  This is a wonderful reference!

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pscwife
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   Posted 3/1/2009 3:22 PM (GMT -7)   
Just so everyone knows, this list is valid as of 3/1/09. A center can become inactive for various reasons. When in doubt, call the center. Don't forget to watch the news for any new programs in your area. These are the most agressive.
:)

mer
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   Posted 3/1/2009 8:28 PM (GMT -7)   
Penny,

Thank you for keeping us informed.....I have always been overwhelmed about "how it all works" outside of our immediate region......or the order that it all happens in.....

Thank you!

Mer

pscwife
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Mer,

It appears to be a complicated process, but it really isn't.  It all starts with the location, age, blood-type, and size of the donor.  This information is uploaded into OPTN's (Organ Procurement and Transplant Network) computers.  This is where are the waiting lists are maintained.  The computer spits out the list of candidates by priority.  A call then goes out to the center responsible for the most critical patient.  The center then must decide whether or not to accept the organ.  If they choose to decline, a call goes out to the center for the next candidate in priority.

My research suggests that 60% of donated livers are turned down for various reasons.  This sounds bad, but so many things are considered before an organ is accepted.  The sickest candidate may (at that moment) not be able to withstand surgery, the organ then is offered to the next sickest patient in the local area or to the regional area depending on status.  The candidate may not be able to make it to the hospital in time or develops a case of ‘cold feet’.  The size of the organ must be considered--the candidate must be able to accommodate the organ.  The medical history of the donor also plays a factor—some conditions might pre-dispose the recipient to illness.  Sometimes, damaged livers are offered and could be accepted depending on the medical urgency.  Offers of split livers are also made.  In a life or death situation, the candidate may accept a damaged liver in order to buy some more time. 

This may sound scary, but understand that the candidates are directly involved in the decisions.  If a center is contacted by OPTN offering a liver to one of their candidates and they decide to decline the offer, they must notify the candidate.

I gotta go to work.  Have a great day!

Penny


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   Posted 4/1/2009 8:26 AM (GMT -7)   
Bump for the newbies
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pscwife
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   Posted 4/7/2009 8:09 PM (GMT -7)   
Bump for Debbie

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Bump for the newbies. I am going to try to get this added to our educational thread...........Thanks again Penny.
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HepCDaughter98
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   Posted 8/26/2009 12:21 PM (GMT -7)   
Great information!! My dad just got an appt at one of the transplant center in region 11. If one has any info on how it works, please let me know.

alb816
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   Posted 4/4/2012 8:45 AM (GMT -7)   
Thank you Ms Penny for this great information. How do you find out which region has the shortest waiting time for a liver transplant? I heard that if you move to Tennessee and live there 6mo. then you could get a transplant fairly quick.
Any information would be helpful.
Thanks,
Andi

hep93
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   Posted 4/4/2012 9:19 AM (GMT -7)   
Hello, Andi, and welcome to the forum. I believe the info given is from the URSA site. At the same site, you can check on the state and transplant center you are interested in, click on that and you can get info as to how many people are waiting in terms of all, by blood type, by age, by MELD, etc. Play around with it. Here is the UNOS site:

http://optn.transplant.hrsa.gov/latestData/stateData.asp?type=state

Since you are new, we'd appreciate your starting a new thread (click on New Topic instead of Reply) and tell us your story and how it relates to transplant.

Hugs,
Connie
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