Matching organs. Saving lives.

Providing more opportunity for transplant candidates

2015 in review

Marshall Jones, right, laughs with Dr. John Barcia of UVA Children's Hospital (Coe Sweet/UVA Health System via AP)

Changes to the national kidney transplant system are getting more organs to patients.(Photo: Coe Sweet/UVA Health/AP)

More than 30K transplants performed annually for first time in US, thanks to increased donations

The rate of organ transplant and deceased donation increased substantially in 2015. The number of living donors also rose.

This incredible ‪‎milestone‬ is possible only because of donors and their families who make the generous decision to share life through donation.

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30,974 transplants performed in 2015
This landmark achievement is a testament to the generosity of the American public to help others through donation, and their trust in the transplant system to honor their life-saving gift. OPTN/UNOS President Betsy Walsh, J.D.

Families like the Armsteads have helped drive a trend and set a new record

NBC News

Kristina Armstead felt powerless when doctors told her they couldn’t help her son. Just 8 years old, he was unconscious and dying fast from a brain hemorrhage caused by a rare birth defect.

She and her husband Cliff made a decision they say they’ll never regret. They donated their son’s organs — both kidneys, his liver and his pancreas.

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Joseph Armstead at almost age 5 (Family photo)

(Photo credit: Family photo)

500,000 US transplants performed since October 1987

Matching organs with patients in need

As of May 19, 2015, the national transplant allocation system developed by UNOS had coordinated 500,000 organ transplants from deceased donors in the United States since its beginning in October 1987. More than 250,000 recipients of these transplants are estimated to still be alive.

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organ transplants performed
in the US in 2015


organ transplants made possible through deceased donation in 2015


organ transplants made possible through living donation in 2015

Transplants By Organ Type – 2015


In 2015, 30,974 transplants were performed in the US

Data subject to change based on future data submission or correction.


HOPE ActOn Nov. 21, 2015, UNOS updated its national transplant policies and data systems to support a federal law that will allow the use of HIV-positive donor organs for HIV-positive candidates under a feasibility study. The federal HIV Organ Policy Equity Act (also known as the HOPE Act) is expected to allow more organs from HIV-negative donors to be used for HIV-negative candidates. Learn more >

Imagine now we take hundreds or maybe thousands of people off of the list, then everybody behind them moves forward. So people with HIV are benefited directly and everybody else on the list is benefited indirectly. And we’re all very excited to get started. Dr. Dorry Segev

associate professor of surgery, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine

President Barack Obama signs S. 330: HIV Organ Policy Equity Act during a signing ceremony in the Oval Office, Nov. 21, 2013. (Official White House Photo by Lawrence Jackson)

President Barack Obama signs S. 330: HIV Organ Policy Equity Act during a signing ceremony in the Oval Office, Nov. 21, 2013. (Official White House Photo by Lawrence Jackson)

OPOs share best practices
Sharing best practices to increase transplants

UNOS helps increase the number of transplants by providing members information that can help them continually improve outcomes. We share member practices that increase the number of lives saved so they can be implemented across the nation.

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vca - vascular allograft composites
Setting standards for face and hand transplants

The Board approved standards for Vascular Composite Allografts (VCAs), such as face and hand transplantation, including membership requirements for VCA programs, allocation of VCA from deceased donors and authorization of VCA donation from deceased donors.

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increasing fairness for pediatric lung patients
Increasing access to lung transplants for children

The Board approved lung allocation policy changes that will give pediatric candidates more chances to receive lungs from donors who are also younger than 18. This change is expected to increase the rate of lung transplants for children without significantly affecting adults.

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New kidney allocation system continues to achieve goals

Data analysis in 2015 shows that changes to kidney allocation policy are having the intended effects. Transplants have increased for the most difficult-to-match patients and those who were on dialysis for long time before being listed for a kidney. Longevity matching is also working.

Photo credit: Coe Sweet/University of Virginia Health System via AP

(Photo credit: Coe Sweet/University of Virginia Health System via AP)

New rules bringing kidneys to hardest-to-transplant patients

Associated Press

It’s been a year since the United Network for Organ Sharing changed rules for the transplant waiting list, aiming to decrease disparities and squeeze the most benefit from a scarce resource: kidneys from deceased donors. Now data from UNOS shows that the changes are helping certain patients, including giving those expected to live the longest a better shot at the fittest kidneys.

In Abingdon, Virginia, 8-year-old Marshall Jones was one of the lucky first recipients. A birth defect severely damaged his kidneys and a failed transplant when he was younger left his immune system abnormally primed to reject kidneys from 99 percent of donors.

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Five years of lifesaving service

Patients like Virginia turned to the kidney paired donation pilot program UNOS operates, which has arranged 170 kidney transplants since it began on October 27, 2010.

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UNOS operates on a fiscal year schedule beginning October 1 and ending September 30. This schedule coincides with the federal budget cycle, as UNOS holds the federal contract to operate the Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network (OPTN).

The OPTN is a cost-sharing and cost-reimbursement contract in which the federal government contributed $5,109,985 in federal appropriations and the transplant community contributed $39,786,934 of the $44,896,919 program in fiscal year 2015.

OPTN funding represents 79.0% of UNOS revenues. The remaining 21.0% of revenues comprised UNOS fees, data services, meeting registration fees and charitable contributions. These additional revenues provide resources needed to support the OPTN contract and supports the UNOS mission.

Revenues (fiscal year 2015)*

OPTN registrations and funding $44,896,919
Contributions $303,818
UNOS fees $8,760,388
Data services $1,468,262
Meetings & other $1,417,091
Total $56,846,478
UNOS Revenues, 2015

Expenses (fiscal year 2015)*

OPTN $44,896,919
Data services $1,106,267
Administration $570,909*
Fundraising $336,059
Other $4,623,121
Total $51,533,275

*General and administrative costs are offset by the indirect rate paid by the OPTN contract.

UNOS Expenses, 2015

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Thank you to our board of directors

We are proud to have a distinguished and dedicated group of professionals with a wide range of expertise and experience serving on our board. Together, we will continue to focus on developing policies that provide equitable organ allocation to patients registered on the national waiting list.

Note: Terms of service for outgoing UNOS Board of Directors members end June 30 each year, and terms of incoming members begin July 1 each year. The following list reflects members who served on the Board of Directors during any portion of calendar year 2015.

UNOS Board of Directors serving in 2015

Marwan B. Abouljoud, M.D., FACS

Henry Ford Hospital

Kenneth A. Andreoni, M.D.

Shands Hospital/University of Florida

Sharon M. Bartosh, M.D.

University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics

Yolanda T. Becker, M.D., FACS

University of Chicago Medicine

Carl L. Berg, M.D.

Duke University Hospital

A. Michael Borkon, M.D.

Saint Luke’s Hospital of Kansas City

Mindy M. Burchfield, RN, B.S.N., CPTC

Mayo Clinic Florida

John “Jay” R. Campbell, PA, J.D.

Blood Center of Wisconsin

Suzanne Lane Conrad, RN, M.S., CPTC

Iowa Donor Network

Mary Amanda Dew, Ph.D.

University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and Medical Center

Viken Douzdjian, M.D.

Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center

Trine Engebretsen, M.D., M.S

Stuart M. Flechner, M.D.

Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine

Cass Franklin, M.D.

Mercy Medical Center-Des Moines

Ray Gabel, B.A.

Midwest Transplant Network

John A. Gerlach, Ph.D., D(ABHI)

Michigan State University

James M. Gleason, B.S., M.A.

Kim B. Harbur, B.S.

Gift of Life

Julie K. Heimbach, M.D.

Mayo Clinic Rochester

Mitchell L. Henry, M.D.

The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center

G. Kent Holloway, M.S.F.

Lifeline of Ohio

Maryl R. Johnson, M.D.

University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health

Christopher M. Jones, M.D.

Jewish Hospital

Malek Kamoun, M.D., Ph.D.

Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

James Kiehm, B.S.

Heung Bae Kim, M.D.

Boston Children’s Hospital

Bradley T. Kornfeld, J.D.

Carrie D. Lindower, RN, M.B.A., CPTC, CCTC

SUNY Health Sciences Center at Stony Brook

Ruth A. McDonald, M.D.

Seattle Children’s Hospital

Laura Murdock-Stillion, M.H.A., FACHE

The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center

Kenyon W. Murphy, J.D.

Craig M. Myrick, RN, CPTC

Mary J. Nachreiner, B.S.P.T.

University of Wisconsin Organ and Tissue Donation

Walt Nickels, RN, B.S.N., CCRN, CPTC

Arkansas Regional Organ Recovery Agency

Kevin J. O’Connor, M.S., PA

LifeCenter Northwest

Donald Olenick, Esq.

Richard V. Perez, M.D.

UC Davis Medical Center

Richard E. Pietroski, M.S., CPTC

Gift of Life Michigan

Lloyd E. Ratner, M.D., M.P.H.

Columbia University/New York-Presbyterian Hospital

David J. Reich, M.D., FACS

Hahnemann University Hospital

Deanna L. Santana, B.S.

Sierra Donor Services

David Shaffer, M.D.

Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Michael E. Shapiro, M.D.

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

Julie L. Siegel, J.D.

Harvey Solomon, M.D.

St. Louis University Hospital

Robert J. Stratta, M.D.

Wake Forest Baptist Health

Susan A. Stuart, RN, M.P.M.

Center for Organ Recovery & Education

Stuart C. Sweet, M.D., Ph.D.

St. Louis Children’s Hospital

Tim E. Taber, M.D.

Indiana University School of Medicine

Anat R. Tambur, D.M.D., Ph.D., D(ABHI)

Northwestern University

Christie P. Thomas, M.B., FRCP, FASN, FAHA, FAST

University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine

Betsy J. Walsh, J.D., M.P.H.

W. Kenneth Washburn, M.D.

University Hospital

Charles E. Wright, M.D.

LifeLink of Florida

Vicky Young, Ph.D.

First non-clinician elected as president of UNOS

UNOS Board President, Betsy Walsh, has a personal connection to donation. In 1995, she donated a kidney to her older sister.

My service to UNOS is a way to give back while representing and serving as a voice for the diverse community of patients, donors and their families. Betsy Walsh

UNOS Board President

(Video | Duration: 3:17 )

Thank you to our supporters and volunteers

The work we do wouldn’t be possible without the generosity of our supporters and dedication of our volunteers. On behalf of the transplant community, we thank you for supporting UNOS’ lifesaving mission.


Alexion Astellas Pharma US, Inc. Guidry & East, LLC

Novartis Sanofi University of California, San Diego


Conquest Graphics Custis Westham Fund of      The Community Foundation Serving      Richmond and Central Virginia Judith Haskell Brewer Fund of      The Community Foundation Serving      Richmond and Central Virginia

Massey Foundation Mosaic Sharp Memorial Hospital Statline SunTrust Bank The C.F. Sauer Company

The Joel Bieber Firm VCU Health Voltage Vapin’ Inc Wells Fargo Williams Mullen


Actuarial Benefits & Design Company American Door & Glass, Inc. American Society of Transplantation (AST) Anonymous (1) Apple Spice Junction B & L Floorcovering, Inc. Bank of America Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center BB&T Insurance Services Clyde Bradshaw Buckeye Transplant Services Capital Ale House Charles O. Strickler Transplant Center Cherry Bekaert LLP Cleveland Clinic Transplant Center Clinical Consulting Associates, Inc. ComedySportz Improv Theatre Richmond Daybreak IT Solutions DeFazio’s Catering Dominion Payroll Services Dunlap & Partners Engineers, P.C. Easy 100.9 Erick Edwards Essentra Porous Technologies Corp. Facility Logix F.W. Sullivan’s Genentech Frederick Hadeed Haley Buick GMC Hill Electrical, Inc. Houston Methodist J.C. Walter Jr.      Transplant Center James River Cellars Winery

Kona Grill Lady N’awlins Lex’s of Carytown LifeCenter Organ Donor Network LifeTrac, Inc. Agnes M. Lilly Lucky Foot Mama J’s McGuireWoods LLP Mise En Place Mississippi Organ Recovery Agency Nacho Mama’s OneLegacy Optum OTTR Chronic Care Solutions Owens & Minor Paragon Financial Services Partner MD Patient First Patriot Mechanical Corporation Puritan Cleaners Reco Foundation Richmond International Raceway Richmond Magazine Richmond Primoid, Inc. Richmond Times-Dispatch Lisa Schaffner Muriel Schwartz Simply Delightful Catering and      The Virginia Home Dr. Mark & Debra Smith

St. David’s North Austin Medical Center Sugar Soirée Talley Sign Company TechnoMarketing TeleResults Corporation The PIMCO Foundation The Steele Grille Catering Titan Group Transplant Analytics, Inc. Transplant Management Group, LLC Transplant Solutions Travinia Italian Kitchen UnityPoint Health – Iowa Methodist      Transplant Center University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences University of Kentucky Transplant Center Vaco Richmond, LLC Dr. Paul & Sheila Vakselis Virginia Biotechnology Research Park Virginia Union University Marc Waldor White House Catering Whitley Service Roofing &      Sheet Metal Company William Jeffrey’s Fine Diamonds      and Jewelry Wiseco Piston Company, Inc. WRIC-TV XynManagement


Abbott Northwestern Hospital Adelman Travel Group Bonnie Agnell Anne Allen Dudley Allen Allstate Giving Campaign Adam Alper Altria Client Services, Inc. Amazon Smile Ameriprise Financial-Mcree & Associates Karen Ammar Tracy Amweg Carrie Anderson Marcia Anderson Mike Anderson Diane Andrews David Angelucci Anonymous (13) Sally Arbogast Arcus Steven Arend Dogdoe Arjani Arlington Administrator’s Association Woody Armentrout Kate Armfield Judith A. Asbury Kaitlyn Asbury Robert Ascolese AT&T Employee Giving Campaign Blessen Babu Harris Bacon Caitlyn Baker Banfield Veterinary Hospital Benjamin Barefoot Ronnie, Carol Barr & Family Danielle Barrett Barbara Barry Susan Bartunek Dr. Lynn Batten Robert Baumann Bayview Dental Arts Dr. Thomas Beard Kimberly Beasley Glynn Behmen Benefit Professionals, Inc. Richard Bennett, Jr. Geroge & Virginia Berger Patricia Bergeron William Bermann Myrna Bernstein Kathryn Blair Richard Blair Earl Blasi Mandi Bohrer Edward Bos Dianne Bowman Leanne Bowman Wayne Boy Virginia Bozarth Barry & Butch Bradburn Weldon Bradshaw Grace Brennan Melinda Brennan Roger Brinkmeier Henry Brissette, Jr. Susan Britt Suzanne Britt Erin Broekhuysen Turner Broughton Wade Broussard David & Susan Brown Doreen Brown Haskell Brown, III Dr. Ken Brown Ken & Buff Brown Roger Brown Nicholas Brunner Aaron Bullock Beverly Bullock June Buntin Dr. Jim & Karen Burns Brad Burshem Annette Butera Andrew Byrnes Calvin & Darlene Calvert Betty Campen Gerard Canavan John Cario Keith Carlson Patricia Carmichael Debbie Carroll Robin Caspari CAST, Inc. Joanne Castro Wanda Caudill Central Virginia Area CFC CFC of The National Capital Area CFCSENC Fund-0656 Paula Charlton Jade Chen Yulin Cheng Chesapeake Bay Area CFC Chesterfield County Police Department Chicago Golf Club Marjorie Childress Richard Chou Robert Christensen Ciena Cares Matching Gifts Program Mark Cipolletti Ashby Clark Gloria Clark Classmates at Fortuna Union High School Classmates at Longwood University School      of Nursing Ray Cliff Coastal Carolina Combined Federal Campaign Tim Cockey Elizabeth Coe Richard & Kathleen Coe Glenda Cognevich Barbara Cole Susanna Cole J. Coleburn Kathryn Coleburn Monique Colley Earl Collins Gary Collins Thomas Collins Combined Federal Campaign Commonwealth Law Group Commonwealth of Virginia Campaign Community Health Charities of Arizona Theresa Conklin Anna Cook Vanessa Coombs Cassandra Cossitt Shandie Covington Cranbrook Saturday 8 a.m. Hockey Group CrossFit Kemah Maura Crossin CultureWorks Leo Dagostin Beverly Davis Jeffrey Davis Matt Davis Carla De La Rosa Michael De Vries Katherine and Randall DeCastro James Dempsey Dennisville Hunt Club Danae Derby Dr. John DeSimone William Dial Louise DiCarlo Gina Dierks Joel Dierks Maythel Dierks Christine Dobo Ruth Dolney Melissa Dombrow Donatic Joseph Donnelly Gena Doyle Alan Dozoretz DPISD Special Services Leanne Drake Patricia Dresser Paula Dubay Lisa Dudley Ed Earnest Ebony Volunteer Fire Department Jared Edgar Elliott Company of Indianapolis, Inc. Dr. Mary D. Ellison Joseph Enright Enterprise Fleet Management Ernst & Young, LLP Brian Essner Marilyn Essner Charles Etter Binford & Jewell Farlow Peter Farrell Rochelle Faul FedEx Services Tommy Fell Jessie Fernandez Fife Family Foundation, Inc. Jill Finnie First Freewill Baptist Church Jean Ann Fisher James & Evelyn Fluegel Effie Ford Alan Forman Fortuna Redwood Auto Xpo John Fraley Jacque Frame Amy Fulford G. W. Norrell Contracting Co., Inc. Raymond Gabriel David Gallagher Reava Gardner Cynthia Garner Alexander Garza Arlene Gates Jennifer Gavin GHT Insurance Services

Tracy Giacoma Will Gillett Dr. George Gilly, Jr. Charles Giovannini Marianna Giovannini Givalike Give With Liberty Dr. Terrence Gleason Global Impact Russell Glover Sarah Goad Elaine Goldman Casey Gomez Tom Gonzales Sharon Gordon M. Gough Leigh Grant Greater Indiana CFC Greater North Carolina Area CFC Matilda Grubrich Garrett Grunewald Matthew Guercio Christina Guiney Gulf Coast CFC Bernice Guy Claire Guy Leonor Hamilton Stephanie Hansen Robert Hardgrove Jillian Harris Judy Harris Pete Harrison Jeffrey Hart Virginia Haught Barry Hawes Michael Heinl Leslee Hernandez John Heroff John Hill Robert Hodge J.W.F. Holliday Amanda Hollis Ralph Hollister Connie Holmes Holthaus Family James Horine Barry Huber Arthur Huey Emily Huff Charlotte Hunsucker Joan Husband Mona Hush David Hutchison IBM Employee Charitable Contribution Campaign iFactory Illowa CFC James Michaele Imbrogno Debra Ingersoll IronPlanet Allen Jackson Andrew Jacob Carolyn Jacobs Jaguar Land Rover North America, LLC Jamestown Friends Meeting Florence James-Wingard Glenn Jansky MaryAnn Jarrett Mamie Jenkins Jewish Woman’s Club Carl & Marsha Johansen John G. Walton Construction Company, Inc. John Muir Medical Center Walnut Creek, PACU Johnson & Johnson Harry Johnson, Jr. Phyllis Johnson Mike Jonas Heather Jones Jean Jones Melissa Jones Natalie Jones Ron Joyce Rene Juridico John Just Patrick Kacani Susanne Kahler Dale Kalkofen Ellen Karnisky Susan Kastelic David Katz Sheron Keils Brian Kennedy John Kennedy Timothy Kidd Paul Kincheloe William Kindorf King of Pops Richmond Barbara King Gregory & Marci King Kirkland & Ellis Foundation Clark Kleinheinz Rita Knight David Koepp Jane Koonce Mary Jane Kozlowski William Kruschel Kevin Kuenzel Robert Kunzelman Oscar Lagerlund Jeff Landherr Lina Landrigan Dr. Michael Lane Larchmont Public Library Kiki Larkin Anne Lauterbach Kathy LaValla Winifred Lawless Edward Lawson Dr. Ralph & Mrs. Elle Layman Shante Lee James Lewis Jerry Lewis Lucy Liebert Debra Lien Ellen Light Local Governments and Schools      United Way Campaign Kate Lockett Susan London E. Jeffreys Love Cynthia Lowden Victoria Lowe Roland Lucas Lunenburg-Nottoway Educational Foundation Kenston Forest School Jamie Lynn Jerry Mabry Juanita Mabry Robin Maddix Maids of Mirth Barbara Maitland JoAnn Malone John Maloney David Mann, II Benoit Marquet Diana Marsh Beth Marshall John Marshall Anthony Mascitti Margie Masoner Dr. Paul Masterson Martha Mattocks Normond McAllister, Jr. McCartney Construction Company, Inc. Tim, M.B. & Michael McCartney Cliff McClenney Michael McCormack Heidi McCoy John McCullough Elyse McKenney Dorothy McLean Joe McNish Meadowbrook Elementary School Richard Megica, Jr. Merck Foundation Thomas Messina MHS Class of 59 Microsoft Matching Gifts Program Harry Milam Bob Miller Priscilla Miller Peyton Millikan Marghe Mills-Thysen MNI Deborah Moen Tim Moen Montgomery Post 429, American Legion Barry F. Moore, Jr. James, Kevin & Alaina Moore Clarisse Morgan Lindsey Morgan Christine Morris Derek & Rory Morrison-Smith Morton G. and Nancy P. Thalhimer      Foundation Michael Moskowitz Nona Moskowitz Peggy Moskowitz Judy Mullen Duane Muller Amanda Covington Mullins N. Chasen and Son, Inc. Chris Nalley Mark Neese Tracey Nettell Network for Good Netzaberg Middle School Newell Roadbuilders, Inc. Karen Nichols JoAnn Nick Marie Nicolo Raymond Niebling Paul Nigrelli Catherine Nitti Nordan Contracting Company, Inc.

Kathleen O’Grady Thomas Olbrych Joseph Organ Marcia Organ Marilyn Organ Morton Ornstein Teresa Overby Mimi Owen Ozark Safety Services, LLC Ozark Striping Company, Inc. Richard Pagnotta Matt & Megan Palucis Melissa Parry Anne Paschke Catherine Payne Sharon Strong Peple John Persons Joyce Peterson Melissa Phillips Shawn Phillips Sanford Pinkerton Christina Pominville Carolyn Pope Susan Porter-Schmidt Mary Potter Steve Potter Wheeler Powell Tom Powers Profound Productions Robert Publicover Questel Orbit Jamie & Marion Quina, Jr. Mark Radick Bruce Ragsdale Nehal Ramchandani Chuck Rayfield Gretchen Rehm Richard Reid Christine Reilly Mike Reinsel Charles Renfroe Marye Restrepo Retail Merchants Association Jennifer Reuss Reynolds Lighting Supply, Co. Bob & Jan Reynolds Allison Ribeiro Kim Richardson Louise Richardson Richmond City Attorney Office Scott Ried Riley’s Village Irene Rinaldi Kenneth Robertson Erica Rogers Pat Rose Daniel Rosen Sandy Ross Jeffrey & Debbie Rothstein Marie Royce Elizabeth Rubin Russell Thompson Butler & Houston, LLP Greg & Jamie Saad Safety Plus Inc Dorothy Sager Diane Saieva Dr. Sumanta Saini Dr. James Sanderson, Jr. Brian Sanger Sandra Sannes James & Laurinda Satryb Carmelo Scaglione Kristen Scampoli Mary Scannell Nancy Schaeffer Bill Schmidt Jim & Betty Schnellenberger Eva Scott Robert Scott Stuart M. Seaton, Jr. Jan Shaftel Tim Shanahan Peter Shaw Linda Shea Jeremiah Sheehan Linda Shepherd Ronald Sherman Frank Shields Francis Shiring Estelle Short Julie Shumaker Page Shurley Ruth Sidorowicz Roberta Sigmund Silicon Valley Community Foundation Nell Simmons Lenny Skelton Judy Smith Rebecca Smith Jo Anne Snyder James Sorensen Tsvetelina Sowers Catharine Spangler Norman Spieler Spotless Window Cleaning Company George Sprague Michael Stahl John Stallings Jeff Stark James Stegmaier Jill Steinhoff Stetson Sisters Ken Stimson Carol Streeter Dean Strom Kate Suko Loretta Sullivan Barbara Summers Mark Sumner John Sutfin Carl Swan Dr. Stuart Sweet T. R. Miller Class of 1980 Dr. Nickolai Talanin Angela Tanous J. Fred Tate Gloria Taylor Jeremy Taylor Linda Taylor Akito Tezuka The Benevity Community Impact Fund The Endoscopy Suite at Good Samaritan Hospital Gwen Thomas Wyllie Thompson Christopher Thomson Dellie Thomson Jeri Thomson Ryan Tish Toast Victor Toft Gail Tompkins Shirley Townsend Transplant Institute at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Wayne Traylor Thomas Trexler TRIO Community Support Programs Virginia Triplett Dyan Troxel Truist Margherita Tucci Twin Hickory Elementary School Lacy Uebel June Um UMS-Wright Preparatory School United Way of Greater Richmond & Petersburg United Way of Palm Beach County, Inc. United Way of the National Capital Area Urban Land Institute Richmond Tom Van Alen Janet Vanderhorst David Vanstavern Leonard Verrastro John Vetter David Vignolo Virginia Society of Associaton Executives Jim Waitzman, Jr. Lauri Walker Richard Walker Norman Walton Ward International Trucks Dr. William Ward Dennis Washington Gary Watkins Judith Webster Diane Weinstein William Weirich Welborne United Methodist Men Dr. and Mrs. Gary Wenzel and Family Jacklyn West Linda Wetmore Ken Wheeler Robert Whitaker James White, Jr. Paul Whitfield Frank Whitmore Vonna Willcockson Jameka W. Williams Paul Williams Vincenza Williams Todd Wilson Tom Wilson Trevi Wilson C. H. Wisenbaker, III Eliza Wolff Marilyn Wolff Lori Wood Wyandot Counseling Associates, LLC James Wylie Joe Wysowski Herman Yeatts YourCause Kaley Zaharris Mary Frances Zelenak Laura Zugel

Honorariums and Memorials

The following individuals and groups inspired honorary and memorial gifts in 2015.

Adam Abubaker Adhami Family All donors and their families Gary Andreas Michael Arioli Annie Babu Sage Bagley Barry’s donor David Michael Bell Joel Bieber and The Joel Bieber Firm Kimberly Ann Bigler Randall Jack Billingsley Jason Blatter Kevin Bradley Weldon Bradshaw Robert J. Brooks Bruce Brownstein Stephen G. Brunner Elmore Smith Buchan, Jr. Donald Wade Buchanan Glenda Fay Bullock David Burroughs Cami Jim Carroll Paul Michael Carter Rick L. Charlton Lester Leitner Cherry Robert Cugini Ron De La Rosa Daniel Denman Daniel Anthony Depweg Hector Diaz-Luna, MD & the Kidney Transplant Team David Charles Dierks John Edwin Dilbeck Donate Life Staff Dan Dwyer Elisa Dena Essner James Evers

Chet Fannon Kim Fennel George Allen Fields Cameron K. Gallagher Colleen Gleason Jane Cole Godin God’s love Barbara Gordon-Ball Leigh Grant Dr. Meera Gupta & Dr. Antonio Garcia Jonathan Harris Margaret Harris Paula Hart Catherine M. Horine Chris Hudson Jeffrey Isais Glenn Jansky Dr. Dennis L. Johnson Patricia Johnson Monica Ford Kantzler Richard H. Karnisky Seth Kramer Edward Kelly Harold Lane Trina Lawson James C. Lilly Donald D. Lucas, Jr. Michael Masoner John M. Matthews Brian Mays Robert D. McClain William Charles McGuire Colin Moore McNeil Mosteller Robert Hurt Motley My donor (2) Ronald R. Nichols Ginny Niebling EJ Prendergast

John Latimer Quimby, Jr. Retail Merchants Association Board of Directors Shelly Ryan Patterson Betsy Pekar Dr. Fernando Raudales & the Las Palmas Transplant Team Darrell Laverne Rempfer Brian Rickert Michael Rinaldi Giuseppe Saieva David R. Schutte Thelma Elizabeth Sergent Robert Shaw James H. Shea Braton Shewey John R. Shumaker Helen Silverman James C. Spark Staff of Transplant Institute at BIDMC Jamie Stroup Dwight and Rita Sullivant-Roberts Chris Sumner Deborah C. Surlas Dr. Brian Susskind Zarmehr Tavaria Cindy Teague Transplant House- Seattle Forrest Glenn Triplett Unknown donor Judy Violante Ryan Walden Stephen C. Weight Dan & Lori Welden Shirley White Paul E. Whitfield Matthew Burch Williams Marilyn Wolff Julia E. Yuille

Deborah C. Surlas Legacy for Life Society

UNOS is proud to acknowledge those who have demonstrated their commitment to our mission by making a planned gift. This society is named to honor kidney-pancreas recipient, patient advocate, nurse and longtime UNOS board and committee volunteer Debi Surlas, who died in February, 2015.

Debi Surlas
  • Deborah C. Surlas*
  • Margaret Allee, R.N., JD
  • Jane Cole Godin*
  • Walter K. Graham
  • Lisa Hubbard*
  • Paul Oldam*
  • Vicki F. Sauer
  • James P. Trunck
  • James Wynn, M.D.


Deborah C. Surlas Legacy for Life Society

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