New rules aim to make kidney transplants more fair

December 4, 2014 4:06 PM

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New rules aim to make kidney transplants more fair

New rules intended to create a more level playing field for those awaiting kidney transplants in the United States go into effect Thursday.

The changes are designed to lengthen the time younger patients will have working transplants, increase kidney availability and improve the odds for patients with hard-to-match donors, said Dr. Richard Formica, who chairs the kidney transplantation committee of the Organ Procurement & Transplantation...

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