UNOS/OPTN Increases Registration Fee

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“The OPTN Board of Directors approved an increase in the OPTN patient registration fee from $585 to $603, subject to final approval by HRSA.”

Know what’s really interesting? Transplant centers are only legally required to pay a fee for folks who are listed for a deceased donor organ. In the early part of the last decade, when living donors made up about half of all transplants, OPTN decided they wanted paid for that too. But that’s an OPTN policy, not federal mandate.

Guess they had to pay for Walter Graham’s $500,000+ yearly salary.

ETA: Check page 25 of UNOS 2009 Form 990 to the IRS.

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