Kidney and pancreas policy development updates

What happened in public comment? See what the community had to say

Living donation: last year, more than 6,500 people became living organ donors

How do liver candidates get prioritized for transplant? Understanding the NLRB

Learn about the liver distribution policy passed by the Board of Directors in December 2018

Effective Friday, May 24, 2019

10 things UNOS is doing to increase organ utilization


Center code required for OPTN label orders

Center code required for OPTN label orders

Beginning Jan. 1, 2020, an OPTN center code will be required before an organ transport label order can be placed or fulfilled. UNOS-branded organ labels will no longer be valid after Dec. 31, 2019.



Data & tools


lifesaving transplants performed this year

View number of candidates waiting.

Saving lives together

We bring innovation, improvement, and insights to strengthen a community passionately committed to being good stewards of the gifts entrusted to us. Get involved.

Voices in Transplant

Hear perspectives from the organ donation and transplant community in our newly launched blog.


Key takeaways for busy transplant professionals


Thu 14

OPTN Policy Oversight Committee Meeting

Nov 14, 4:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thu 14

OPTN NLRB Workgroup Meeting

Nov 14, 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Policy changes


Inside the Organ Center: Partnering with the community

Meet the OC team and learn how they work hand in hand with OPOs and transplant centers to place organs every day, around the clock. See full video channel.


Walter, kidney recipient

“Because of my donors, I have been blessed to enjoy 66 years of life.”

Read Walter’s story.

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