Glossary Term

Waiting List

A national database maintained by the OPTN of all patients waiting for an organ transplant. It is made up of sublists of patients waiting for specific organs. See Match Run.
(Organ Toolbox Workgroup , 2018 & Community Hospital Resource Guide Workgroup, 2019, April 2020)

A computerized list of candidates who are waiting to be matched with specific deceased donor organs for transplant. (OPTN Policy Definitions May 2021)

The list of candidates registered with the OPTN to receive organ transplants. When a donor organ becomes available, the matching system generates a new, more specific list of potential recipients based
on the criteria defined in that organ’s allocation policy. (OPTN Bylaws Definitions, December 2020)