The Greater New York Hospital Association (GNYHA), recently submitted a comment on the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) and the Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network (OPTN) Liver and Intestinal Organ Transplantation Committee’s (Committee) proposal for Enhancing Liver Distribution. In the comment letter, GNYHA specifically addresses the continuing disparity that leads to higher overall death rates where patients wait longer for life saving transplants. "Patients who wait longer have a higher chance of dying after transplant. In geographically disadvantaged areas, the detriment of waiting has been high, lowering a candidate’s chances of survival both before and after transplant," the comment letter states. "Every transplant candidate should have an equal chance to receive a lifesaving organ transplant because donated organs are a shared national resource. Equitable transplantable organ distribution cannot be achieved while patients in some places continue to wait longer, get sicker, or die before they can receive a transplant."