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Key to Selected Acronyms

Acronym Definition
ACOT U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary's Advisory Committee on Organ Transplantation
AOPO Association of Organ Procurement Organizations
ARE Acute rejection episode
AT Ablative treatments
ATG Antithymocyte globulin
BMI Body mass index
CAN Chronic allograft nephropathy
CF Cystic fibrosis
CIT Cold ischemia time
CMS Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
CMV Cytomegalovirus
COPD Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
CUSUM Cumulative sum
CVA Cerebrovascular accident
DBD Donation after brain death
DCD Donation after cardiac death
DDLT Deceased donor liver transplant
DDR Deceased Donor Registration form
DGF Delayed graft function
DH Donor Histocompatibility form
DM Diabetes mellitus
DMV Department of Motor Vehicles
DoT Division of Transplantation (of HRSA)
DPI Donor Profile Index
DRI Donor Risk Index
DSA Donation service area
ECD Expanded criteria donor
ECLS Extracorporeal life support
ECMO Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation
ESLD End-stage liver disease
ESRD End-stage renal disease
FEV-1 Forced expiratory volume in 1 second
FT Fraction transplanted
FVC Forced vital capacity
GFR Glomerular filtration rate
GN Glomerulonephritis
GS Graft survival
HCC Hepatocellular carcinoma
HCV Hepatitis C virus
HHS U. S. Department of Health and Human Services
HLA Human leukocyte antigen
HLHS Hypoplastic left heart syndrome
HRSA Health Resources and Services Administration
ICU Intensive care unit
IL-2R Interleukin-2 receptor
INR International normalized ratio (of prothrombin time)
IOM Institute of Medicine
INTERMACS Interagency Registry for Mechanically Assisted Circulatory Support
IPBTC International Pediatric Bowel Transplant Cooperative
IPF Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis
ISHLT International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation
KARS Kidney Allocation Review Subcommittee (of OPTN)
KC Kidney Committee (of the OPTN)
KM Kaplan-Meier
KP Kidney-pancreas
KPSAM Kidney-pancreas simulated allocation model
LAS Lung allocation score
LD Living donor
LDLT Living donor liver transplant
LDLLT Living donor lobar lung transplant
LSAM Liver simulated allocation model
LTFU Lost to follow-up
LVAD Left ventricular assist device
LYFT Life years from transplant
MELD Model for end-stage liver disease (scoring system)
MM Mismatch
MMF Mycophenolate mofetil
MP Machine perfusion
MPSC Membership and Professional Standards Committee (of OPTN)
NAPRTCS North American Pediatric Renal Transplant Cooperative Study
NAT Nucleic acid testing
NCHS National Center for Health Statistics
NDI National Death Index
NHB Nonheartbeating
NIH National Institutes of Health
NOTA National Organ Transplant Act
ODBC Organ Donation Breakthrough Collaborative
OPO Organ procurement organization
OPTN Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network
ORPD Organs recovered per donor
OSR OPO-specific report (of SRTR)
OTPD Organs transplanted per donor
PA Pulmonary artery
PAK Pancreas after kidney (a type of isolated pancreas transplantation)
PELD Pediatric end-stage liver disease (scoring system)
PHTS Pediatric Heart Transplant Study
PKD Polycystic kidney disease
PMP Pulsatile machine preservation
POC Policy Oversight Committee (of the OPTN)
PPH Primary pulmonary hypertension
PRA Panel reactive antibody
PSR Transplant program-specific report (of the SRTR)
PT Post Transplant
PTA Pancreas transplant alone (a type of isolated pancreas transplantation)
PTLD Post transplant lymphoproliferative disorder
PY Patient years
RFA Radiofrequency ablation
RH Recipient Histocompatibility form
ROTSOT SRTR Report on the State of Transplantation
RR Relative risk
RRB Regional Review Board
RVAD Right ventricular assist device
SAC Standard acquisition charge
SAM Simulated allocation model
SCD Standard criteria donor
SEER Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results Program (of the National Cancer Institute)
SPK Simultaneous pancreas-kidney transplantation
SPLIT Studies of Pediatric Liver Transplantation
SRTR Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients
SSDMF Social Security Death Master File
S-TAC SRTR Technical Advisory Committee
TACE Trans-arterial chemo-ablation
TCR Transplant Candidate Registration form
TGMC Transplant Growth and Management Collaborative
TPN Total parenteral nutrition
TRF Transplant Recipient Follow-up form
TRR Transplant Recipient Registration form
TSAM Thoracic simulated allocation model
TT Time to transplant
UMKECC University of Michigan Kidney Epidemiology and Cost Center
UNOS United Network for Organ Sharing
URREA University Renal Research and Education Association (now Arbor Research Collaborative for Health)
USRDS United States Renal Data System
VAD Ventricular assist device
WL Waiting list
WT Waiting time