The 11th Circuit ruled in favor of HHS, finding that the procedure by which the new policy was made – the same procedure used for all other organ allocation policies – was consistent with the law. Therefore, they ruled, Judge Totenberg’s decision to deny the TRO was correct.

  • 05.1.19: UNOS: Making Liver Distribution Fair for All

    The new liver distribution policy was designed to make the system work more efficiently and fairly for all transplant patients regardless of where they live, what hospital they choose for their care, or how sick they must be before they are likely to get a transplant.

81 Members of the House of Representatives signed a letter led by Reps. Engel (D-NY) and LaMalfa (R-CA) urging Secretary Azar and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to ensure the new liver allocation policy, recently passed by the Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network (OPTN) Board of Directors, is implemented without delay. 


  • 07.13.18: Complaint Filed in Cruz v. HHS

    This is the full complaint filed by six patients accusing the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services of maintaining a liver allocation policy that violates the National Organ Transplant Act and the Department's own regulations.