The National Kidney Foundation’s Transplant Task Force has convened a steering group of experts and stakeholders to identify practical solutions to reduce the number of kidneys that are discarded in the U.S. each year. Led by Dr. Matthew Cooper from Medstar Georgetown Transplant Institute and Dr. Stephen Pastan from Emory Transplant Center, the group includes transplant surgeons, nephrologists, organ procurement organization leadership, the federal government, payers, and kidney patients who are currently analyzing the issue and potential solutions.

The NKF said the group will hold a consensus conference in Baltimore in May 2017.