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1 million transplants

Getting to the next million. Together.

In 2022, the U.S. surpassed 1 million transplants.

But this is only the beginning.

Discover how we will achieve the next million

Increasing equity

Transplanting more organs

Harnessing new technologies

Empowering patients

Increasing equity

Making transplant fair and more accessible for all

New NY state’s new Living Donor Support Act provides donors with direct reimbursement of donation-related expenses.

Edward, kidney transplant recipient

Kidney recipient, Edward
Collage of images: Organ Recovery Systems CEO David Kravitz, group at DCD learning congress, and data circles from OUT report

Organ Recovery Systems CEO David Kravitz; a discussion at a DCD learning congress

Getting more organs transplanted

Expanding the donor pool and making the most of each gift of life

New At UCSD, a father receives nation’s first triple-organ transplant from DCD donor

New In New York, the world’s first HIV+ to HIV+ heart transplant “offers new hope to people who once had nowhere to turn”

Harnessing new technologies

Innovating to increase transplant and save more lives

NewWhen minutes matter: UNOS technology provides real-time tracking of donor organs in transit

  • Patients get lifesaving kidneys faster thanks to innovative data tool
  • Doctors are human too: Behavioral analysis offers insights to help hospitals transplant more patients
  • A breakthrough approach from Northwestern Medicine brings hope to patients whose immune systems make them difficult to match with organs
Stuart Geffner, M.D., in surgery

Stuart Geffner, M.D., of Saint Barnabas Medical Center in New Jersey, leads team

Lizzy, transplant recipient with family, and smaller inset photos of transplant recipients and donors

Empowering patients

Building trust through education and transparency

New For families seeking a living liver donor, a new video series from the Liver Foundation breaks down the process

Lizzy, heart and kidney recipient, with family

1 million transplants

1 million reasons to celebrate

Read stories celebrating this historic milestone.

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Become an organ donor

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Fund lifesaving research

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Become an advocate

“We can do better, we must do better, and we will do better.”

Maureen McBride, Ph.D., UNOS CEO

Action Agenda

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

Driving improvements, together

UNOS powers the U.S. organ donation and transplant system to save lives every day

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