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Action Agenda

Actions to strengthen the U.S. organ donation and transplant system

Public comment

Winter 2024 public comment: open through March 19. Learn about public comment and add your voice
Special session for expedited placement variance was open Dec. 21 - Feb. 4. See comments
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Increasing efficiency

Making it easier for transplant hospitals to say yes to an organ

doctor in conversation with patient

Predictive analytics

Powerful support for organ offer decision-making

transplant recipient, Mubo Ojo

Living it forward

Read stories that honor and celebrate the gift of life

More lives saved in 2023

Thank you to all the donors whose selfless gifts made possible more than 46,000 lifesaving transplants

UNOS welcomes reformed bidding process

We are committed to working with HRSA, Congress, the wider donation and transplantation community and other stakeholders to ensure the best possible system for patients, donors and their families

UNOS reimagines governance of U.S. transplant system to best serve patients

In move endorsed by Congress, UNOS submits plan to the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) that would establish a new governance structure for the OPTN in order to strengthen public trust, oversight and accountability

Ensuring the safe transportation of donated organs

Congressional action could allow organs transported via commercial flight to once again travel safely in a plane’s cabin

Honoring the gift of life

Donor mother and wife Donnetta Quarles-Reese and First Lady of Virginia Suzanne S. Youngkin were the honored speakers for the ceremony, marking the 20th anniversary of the National Donor Memorial

UNOS Travel App wins innovation award

The RVA Technology Council has recognized UNOS for app that enables quicker, more efficient way to coordinate the transportation of donor organs

Optimizing our nation’s transplant system to save more lives

Right now


people need an organ transplant*

2023 total

January - December 2023 as of 02/01/2024

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January - December 2023 as of 02/01/2024
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