Patient Waiting List
The Extra-renal Recipient Waiting List (the “patient waiting list”) is intended for the use of the transplant teams and is not to be duplicated or given to anyone who is not a member of the team. On a weekly basis, the OSOTC office prepares a statewide list of all patients in Ohio waiting for an extra-renal transplant. The statewide information is collated with the UNOS list. The password protected waitlist file is then emailed to designated representatives of the member programs.
Each program notifies the OSOTC on a weekly basis of changes in their patients’ UNOS status, if a patient has been added to the list, or if a patient has been removed from the list, along with the reason for removal.
Transfer of Waiting Time
If a patient transfers his/her waiting time from one center to another, a copy of the signed UNOS Wait Time Adjustment Form must be sent to the Consortium office. A second review is not necessary if the patient has already been reviewed and approved for another Ohio program.
If a patient wishes to be jointly listed, the OSOTC office will be notified and the first transplant center will remain the primary center with the original “on waiting list” date. If a patient wishes to change his/her transplant center, the original “on waiting list” date is only transferable if the patient moves his/her residence to the new transplant center. Otherwise, patients wishing to have a double listing, but not physically relocating their residence will have an “on waiting list” date at the second center as of the time of the second listing.