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The United Network for Organ Sharing is returning to its old distribution map governing donated livers after a federal court in Atlanta threatened to hold the agency in contempt.

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As of 7:51 a.m. Tuesday, the method for distributing donated organs to dying patients became a bit more equitable. Or at least, that's what the United Network for Organ Sharing intended when it crafted new distribution rules. 

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The agency that oversees organ transplants is delaying a policy opposed by academic medical centers in the South and Midwest. Schools like Vanderbilt University have opposed changes meant to distribute livers more equitably.