About Us

United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) is the private, non-profit organization that manages the nation's organ transplant system under contract with the federal government.

UNOS is involved in many aspects of the organ transplant and donation process:

  • Managing the national transplant waiting list, matching donors to recipients 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Learn more >
  • Maintaining the database that contains all organ transplant data for every transplant event that occurs in the U.S. Learn more >
  • Bring together members to develop policies that make the best use of the limited supply of organs and give all patients a fair chance at receiving the organ they need, regardless of age, sex, ethnicity, religion, lifestyle or financial/social status. Learn more >
  • Monitoring every organ match to ensure organ allocation policies are followed.
  • Provides assistance to patients, family members and friends.
  • Educates transplant professionals about their important role in the donation and transplant processes.
  • Educating the public about the importance of organ donation.

To learn more about UNOS, visit our newsroom or these pages:

The UNOS mission

Our mission is to advance organ availability and transplantation by uniting and supporting our communities for the benefit of patients through education, technology and policy development. Learn more >

UNOS facts & figures

Read more about how UNOS coordinates the nation's organ transplant system >