On April 22, 2014, LAS has been implemented for the allocation of donor lungs from the Netherlands. Previously, on December 10, 2011, Eurotransplant had already implemented the Lung Allocation Score (LAS) for the allocation of donor lungs from Germany and for the international exchange of donor lungs from all countries.
This section of the member site contains details on the Lung Allocation Score. These are:
The LAS was implemented in the United States in 2005 for allocating lung allografts. According to this allocation policy, the patient with the highest LAS will be the first one to receive the lung offer. The score is constructed from estimates of each candidate’s medical urgency prior to transplantation and the probability of success after transplantation. Since the system is based on a ‘net benefit’ concept it will give priority to candidates who are most urgently in need of a transplant and who are expected to receive the greatest benefit.