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Action Agenda

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

pediatric transplant recipient smiling


Powerful technology saving lives 24/7

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Predictive analytics

Powerful support for organ offer decision-making

Liver transplant recipient, Sejal

1 million new beginnings

Read patient and donor stories celebrating the gift of life

A message from UNOS CEO Maureen McBride, Ph.D.

Updates from TMF, HRSA’s Modernization Initiative and government outreach

UNOS welcomes competitive bidding process for next OPTN contract

We are committed to working with government partners and all who care about serving donors, patients and their families

A new and modern era of organ allocation

Organ allocation based on continuous distribution is now moving from concept to established policy. UNOS Board of Directors President Jerry McCauley, M.D., provides a community update on the the status of this initiative

The issues at stake in organ transportation

A look at the intersecting challenges in organ transportation and the need for national-level solutions to ensure donor organs get safely to patients in need

A year of lifesaving milestones

Thanks to the selfless gift of organ donors and donor families, new all-time records were set for transplantation in 2022

Increasing lifesaving living donations

The national UNOS Liver Paired Donation pilot program aims to expand living liver donations

Kidney waiting time modifications

New policy action means some Black kidney candidates will be eligible to receive additional waiting time. What will the board action mean for patients?

How do we track policy success?

We look at the data. Kidney transplant volumes up across all ethnicities, and blood types. Liver transplants increased by 4.3 percent since policy implementation.

Policy monitoring

Optimizing our nation’s transplant system to save more lives

U.S. surpassed historic milestone of 1 million transplants in 2022. Learn how we’re getting to the next million, together

Right now


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This year

January - April 2023 as of 05/25/2023

led to

January - April 2023 as of 05/25/2023

January - April 2023 as of 05/25/2023

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