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Senators Decry ‘Incompetence’ in US Organ Transplant System

Aug. 3, 2022, 10:04 PM

The organization that oversees the network connecting patients who need organs with donors needs to remedy “gross mismanagement and incompetence,” the head of the Senate Finance Committee said as lawmakers warned the system needs changes.

Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) and other senators on his panel raised concerns about the United Network for Organ Sharing and the nation’s network of transplant centers, saying their lack of oversight has resulted in people receiving organs with the wrong blood type or were diseased.

“Far too many Americans are dying needlessly because UNOS and many of the transplant organizations it oversees are failing and seem ...