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Table 1 Key elements of the LDPE program in Canada

From: Foundations and principles of the Canadian living donor paired exchange program

No. Key elements
1 Standardization of HLA laboratory practice across all participating programmes.
2 Standardized work-up and acceptance criteria for living donors.
3 Match runs are performed centrally every four months using a protocol of optimization with a centralized software system developed by CBS.
4 National steering committee of transplant professionals to formulate and evaluate principles and to address logistical and medical issues promptly.
5 Dedicated central support staff at CBS to conduct and report on match runs.
6 Annual review of the allocation system to ensure equitable access to transplantation.
7 Donor travel to transplanting center with expense reimbursement by provinces.