Matching organs. Saving lives.

Public comment: Your views matter

Transplant Management Forum 2019

Liver: What to know about the new system

Increasing the use of high KDPI kidneys

Creating a national image sharing hub

Improving equity of access for kidneys


In Memoriam: Oscar Salvatierra, M.D.

In Memoriam: Oscar Salvatierra, M.D.

Oscar Salvatierra, Jr., M.D. passed away March 16, 2019, at the age of 83. He played a pivotal role in the development of organ transplantation, both in the United States and internationally.


Ideas in action


Sharing best practices


Data & tools


lifesaving transplants performed this year

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Key takeaways for busy transplant professionals


Wed 20

OPTN/UNOS Pancreas Transplantation Committee meeting

Mar 20, 1:00 pm - Mar 21, 2:00 pm
Thu 21

OPTN/UNOS Ethics Committee Meeting

Mar 21, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Thu 21

OPTN/UNOS Liver and Intestines Committee

Mar 21, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Policy changes

Public comment open January 22 through March 22, 2019

The Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network (OPTN) is offering nine proposals for public comment beginning on Tuesday, January 22. Comments and replies will be published on, to promote transparency and...


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2019 UNOS Transplant Management Forum

May 14-16, Orlando


Juniper, heart recipient

Shortly after birth, on March 7, 2014, little Juniper was put on the waiting list for a heart.

Read Juniper’s story.

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