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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
UNOS fees$8,760,388
Data services$1,468,262
Meetings & other$1,417,091
UNOS Revenues, 2015

Expenses (fiscal year 2015)*

Data services$1,106,267

*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

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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.


AlexionAstellas Pharma US, Inc.Guidry & East, LLC

NovartisSanofiUniversity of California, San Diego


Conquest GraphicsCustis Westham Fund of     The Community Foundation Serving     Richmond and Central VirginiaJudith Haskell Brewer Fund of      The Community Foundation Serving     Richmond and Central Virginia

Massey FoundationMosaicSharp Memorial HospitalStatlineSunTrust BankThe C.F. Sauer Company

The Joel Bieber FirmVCU HealthVoltage Vapin’ IncWells FargoWilliams Mullen


Actuarial Benefits & Design CompanyAmerican Door & Glass, Inc.American Society of Transplantation (AST)Anonymous (1)Apple Spice JunctionB & L Floorcovering, Inc.Bank of AmericaBanner Good Samaritan Medical CenterBB&T Insurance ServicesClyde BradshawBuckeye Transplant ServicesCapital Ale HouseCharles O. Strickler Transplant CenterCherry Bekaert LLPCleveland Clinic Transplant CenterClinical Consulting Associates, Inc.ComedySportz Improv Theatre RichmondDaybreak IT SolutionsDeFazio’s CateringDominion Payroll Services Dunlap & Partners Engineers, P.C.Easy 100.9Erick EdwardsEssentra Porous Technologies Corp.Facility LogixF.W. Sullivan’sGenentech Frederick HadeedHaley Buick GMCHill Electrical, Inc.Houston Methodist J.C. Walter Jr.     Transplant CenterJames River Cellars Winery

Kona GrillLady N’awlinsLex’s of CarytownLifeCenter Organ Donor NetworkLifeTrac, Inc.Agnes M. LillyLucky FootMama J’sMcGuireWoods LLPMise En PlaceMississippi Organ Recovery AgencyNacho Mama’sOneLegacyOptumOTTR Chronic Care SolutionsOwens & MinorParagon Financial ServicesPartner MDPatient First Patriot Mechanical CorporationPuritan Cleaners Reco FoundationRichmond International Raceway Richmond MagazineRichmond Primoid, Inc.Richmond Times-DispatchLisa SchaffnerMuriel SchwartzSimply Delightful Catering and      The Virginia HomeDr. Mark & Debra Smith

St. David’s North Austin Medical CenterSugar SoiréeTalley Sign CompanyTechnoMarketingTeleResults CorporationThe PIMCO FoundationThe Steele Grille CateringTitan GroupTransplant Analytics, Inc.Transplant Management Group, LLCTransplant SolutionsTravinia Italian KitchenUnityPoint Health – Iowa Methodist     Transplant CenterUniversity of Arkansas for Medical SciencesUniversity of Kentucky Transplant CenterVaco Richmond, LLCDr. Paul & Sheila VakselisVirginia Biotechnology Research ParkVirginia Union UniversityMarc WaldorWhite House CateringWhitley Service Roofing &      Sheet Metal CompanyWilliam Jeffrey’s Fine Diamonds     and JewelryWiseco Piston Company, Inc.WRIC-TVXynManagement


Abbott Northwestern HospitalAdelman Travel GroupBonnie AgnellAnne AllenDudley AllenAllstate Giving CampaignAdam AlperAltria Client Services, Inc.Amazon SmileAmeriprise Financial-Mcree & AssociatesKaren AmmarTracy AmwegCarrie AndersonMarcia AndersonMike AndersonDiane AndrewsDavid AngelucciAnonymous (13)Sally ArbogastArcusSteven ArendDogdoe ArjaniArlington Administrator’s AssociationWoody ArmentroutKate ArmfieldJudith A. AsburyKaitlyn AsburyRobert AscoleseAT&T Employee Giving CampaignBlessen BabuHarris BaconCaitlyn BakerBanfield Veterinary HospitalBenjamin BarefootRonnie, Carol Barr & FamilyDanielle BarrettBarbara BarrySusan BartunekDr. Lynn BattenRobert BaumannBayview Dental ArtsDr. Thomas BeardKimberly BeasleyGlynn BehmenBenefit Professionals, Inc.Richard Bennett, Jr.Geroge & Virginia BergerPatricia BergeronWilliam BermannMyrna BernsteinKathryn BlairRichard BlairEarl BlasiMandi BohrerEdward BosDianne BowmanLeanne BowmanWayne BoyVirginia BozarthBarry & Butch BradburnWeldon BradshawGrace BrennanMelinda BrennanRoger BrinkmeierHenry Brissette, Jr.Susan BrittSuzanne BrittErin BroekhuysenTurner BroughtonWade BroussardDavid & Susan BrownDoreen BrownHaskell Brown, IIIDr. Ken BrownKen & Buff BrownRoger BrownNicholas BrunnerAaron BullockBeverly BullockJune BuntinDr. Jim & Karen BurnsBrad BurshemAnnette ButeraAndrew ByrnesCalvin & Darlene CalvertBetty CampenGerard CanavanJohn CarioKeith CarlsonPatricia CarmichaelDebbie CarrollRobin CaspariCAST, Inc.Joanne CastroWanda CaudillCentral Virginia Area CFCCFC of The National Capital AreaCFCSENC Fund-0656Paula CharltonJade ChenYulin ChengChesapeake Bay Area CFCChesterfield County Police DepartmentChicago Golf ClubMarjorie ChildressRichard ChouRobert ChristensenCiena Cares Matching Gifts ProgramMark CipollettiAshby ClarkGloria ClarkClassmates at Fortuna Union High SchoolClassmates at Longwood University School     of NursingRay CliffCoastal Carolina Combined Federal CampaignTim CockeyElizabeth CoeRichard & Kathleen CoeGlenda CognevichBarbara ColeSusanna ColeJ. ColeburnKathryn ColeburnMonique Colley Earl CollinsGary CollinsThomas CollinsCombined Federal CampaignCommonwealth Law GroupCommonwealth of Virginia CampaignCommunity Health Charities of ArizonaTheresa ConklinAnna CookVanessa CoombsCassandra CossittShandie CovingtonCranbrook Saturday 8 a.m. Hockey GroupCrossFit KemahMaura CrossinCultureWorksLeo DagostinBeverly DavisJeffrey DavisMatt DavisCarla De La RosaMichael De VriesKatherine and Randall DeCastroJames DempseyDennisville Hunt ClubDanae DerbyDr. John DeSimoneWilliam DialLouise DiCarloGina DierksJoel DierksMaythel DierksChristine DoboRuth DolneyMelissa DombrowDonaticJoseph DonnellyGena DoyleAlan DozoretzDPISD Special ServicesLeanne DrakePatricia DresserPaula DubayLisa DudleyEd EarnestEbony Volunteer Fire DepartmentJared EdgarElliott Company of Indianapolis, Inc.Dr. Mary D. EllisonJoseph EnrightEnterprise Fleet ManagementErnst & Young, LLPBrian EssnerMarilyn EssnerCharles EtterBinford & Jewell FarlowPeter FarrellRochelle FaulFedEx ServicesTommy FellJessie FernandezFife Family Foundation, Inc.Jill FinnieFirst Freewill Baptist ChurchJean Ann FisherJames & Evelyn FluegelEffie FordAlan FormanFortuna Redwood Auto XpoJohn FraleyJacque FrameAmy FulfordG. W. Norrell Contracting Co., Inc.Raymond GabrielDavid GallagherReava GardnerCynthia GarnerAlexander GarzaArlene GatesJennifer GavinGHT Insurance Services

Tracy GiacomaWill GillettDr. George Gilly, Jr.Charles GiovanniniMarianna GiovanniniGivalikeGive With LibertyDr. Terrence GleasonGlobal ImpactRussell GloverSarah GoadElaine GoldmanCasey GomezTom GonzalesSharon GordonM. GoughLeigh GrantGreater Indiana CFCGreater North Carolina Area CFCMatilda GrubrichGarrett GrunewaldMatthew GuercioChristina GuineyGulf Coast CFCBernice GuyClaire GuyLeonor HamiltonStephanie HansenRobert HardgroveJillian HarrisJudy HarrisPete HarrisonJeffrey HartVirginia HaughtBarry HawesMichael HeinlLeslee HernandezJohn HeroffJohn HillRobert HodgeJ.W.F. HollidayAmanda HollisRalph HollisterConnie HolmesHolthaus FamilyJames HorineBarry HuberArthur HueyEmily HuffCharlotte HunsuckerJoan HusbandMona HushDavid HutchisonIBM Employee Charitable Contribution CampaigniFactoryiGive.comIllowa CFCJames Michaele ImbrognoDebra IngersollIronPlanetAllen JacksonAndrew JacobCarolyn JacobsJaguar Land Rover North America, LLCJamestown Friends MeetingFlorence James-WingardGlenn JanskyMaryAnn JarrettMamie JenkinsJewish Woman’s ClubCarl & Marsha JohansenJohn G. Walton Construction Company, Inc.John Muir Medical Center Walnut Creek, PACUJohnson & JohnsonHarry Johnson, Jr.Phyllis JohnsonMike JonasHeather JonesJean JonesMelissa JonesNatalie JonesRon JoyceRene JuridicoJohn JustPatrick KacaniSusanne KahlerDale KalkofenEllen KarniskySusan KastelicDavid KatzSheron KeilsBrian KennedyJohn KennedyTimothy KiddPaul KincheloeWilliam KindorfKing of Pops RichmondBarbara KingGregory & Marci KingKirkland & Ellis FoundationClark KleinheinzRita KnightDavid KoeppJane KoonceMary Jane KozlowskiWilliam KruschelKevin KuenzelRobert KunzelmanOscar LagerlundJeff LandherrLina LandriganDr. Michael LaneLarchmont Public LibraryKiki LarkinAnne LauterbachKathy LaVallaWinifred LawlessEdward LawsonDr. Ralph & Mrs. Elle LaymanShante LeeJames LewisJerry LewisLucy LiebertDebra LienEllen LightLocal Governments and Schools     United Way CampaignKate LockettSusan LondonE. Jeffreys LoveCynthia LowdenVictoria LoweRoland LucasLunenburg-Nottoway Educational Foundation Kenston Forest SchoolJamie LynnJerry MabryJuanita MabryRobin MaddixMaids of MirthBarbara MaitlandJoAnn MaloneJohn MaloneyDavid Mann, IIBenoit MarquetDiana MarshBeth MarshallJohn MarshallAnthony MascittiMargie MasonerDr. Paul MastersonMartha MattocksNormond McAllister, Jr.McCartney Construction Company, Inc.Tim, M.B. & Michael McCartneyCliff McClenneyMichael McCormackHeidi McCoyJohn McCulloughElyse McKenneyDorothy McLeanJoe McNishMeadowbrook Elementary SchoolRichard Megica, Jr.Merck FoundationThomas MessinaMHS Class of 59Microsoft Matching Gifts ProgramHarry MilamBob MillerPriscilla MillerPeyton MillikanMarghe Mills-ThysenMNIDeborah MoenTim MoenMontgomery Post 429, American LegionBarry F. Moore, Jr.James, Kevin & Alaina MooreClarisse MorganLindsey MorganChristine MorrisDerek & Rory Morrison-SmithMorton G. and Nancy P. Thalhimer     FoundationMichael MoskowitzNona MoskowitzPeggy MoskowitzJudy MullenDuane MullerAmanda Covington MullinsN. Chasen and Son, Inc.Chris NalleyMark NeeseTracey NettellNetwork for GoodNetzaberg Middle SchoolNewell Roadbuilders, Inc.Karen NicholsJoAnn NickMarie NicoloRaymond NieblingPaul NigrelliCatherine NittiNordan Contracting Company, Inc.

Kathleen O’GradyThomas OlbrychJoseph OrganMarcia OrganMarilyn OrganMorton OrnsteinTeresa OverbyMimi OwenOzark Safety Services, LLCOzark Striping Company, Inc.Richard PagnottaMatt & Megan PalucisMelissa ParryAnne PaschkeCatherine PayneSharon Strong PepleJohn PersonsJoyce PetersonMelissa PhillipsShawn PhillipsSanford PinkertonChristina PominvilleCarolyn PopeSusan Porter-SchmidtMary PotterSteve PotterWheeler PowellTom PowersProfound ProductionsRobert PublicoverQuestel OrbitJamie & Marion Quina, Jr.Mark RadickBruce RagsdaleNehal RamchandaniChuck RayfieldGretchen RehmRichard ReidChristine ReillyMike ReinselCharles RenfroeMarye RestrepoRetail Merchants AssociationJennifer ReussReynolds Lighting Supply, Co.Bob & Jan ReynoldsAllison RibeiroKim RichardsonLouise RichardsonRichmond City Attorney OfficeScott RiedRiley’s VillageIrene RinaldiKenneth RobertsonErica RogersPat RoseDaniel RosenSandy RossJeffrey & Debbie RothsteinMarie RoyceElizabeth RubinRussell Thompson Butler & Houston, LLPGreg & Jamie SaadSafety Plus IncDorothy SagerDiane SaievaDr. Sumanta SainiDr. James Sanderson, Jr.Brian SangerSandra SannesJames & Laurinda SatrybCarmelo ScaglioneKristen ScampoliMary ScannellNancy SchaefferBill SchmidtJim & Betty SchnellenbergerEva ScottRobert ScottStuart M. Seaton, Jr.Jan ShaftelTim ShanahanPeter ShawLinda SheaJeremiah SheehanLinda ShepherdRonald ShermanFrank ShieldsFrancis ShiringEstelle ShortJulie ShumakerPage ShurleyRuth SidorowiczRoberta SigmundSilicon Valley Community FoundationNell SimmonsLenny SkeltonJudy SmithRebecca SmithJo Anne SnyderJames SorensenTsvetelina SowersCatharine SpanglerNorman SpielerSpotless Window Cleaning CompanyGeorge SpragueMichael StahlJohn StallingsJeff StarkJames StegmaierJill SteinhoffStetson SistersKen StimsonCarol StreeterDean StromKate SukoLoretta SullivanBarbara SummersMark SumnerJohn SutfinCarl SwanDr. Stuart SweetT. R. Miller Class of 1980Dr. Nickolai TalaninAngela TanousJ. Fred TateGloria TaylorJeremy TaylorLinda TaylorAkito TezukaThe Benevity Community Impact FundThe Endoscopy Suite at Good Samaritan HospitalGwen ThomasWyllie ThompsonChristopher ThomsonDellie ThomsonJeri ThomsonRyan TishToastVictor ToftGail TompkinsShirley TownsendTransplant Institute at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical CenterWayne TraylorThomas TrexlerTRIO Community Support ProgramsVirginia TriplettDyan TroxelTruistMargherita TucciTwin Hickory Elementary SchoolLacy UebelJune UmUMS-Wright Preparatory SchoolUnited Way of Greater Richmond & PetersburgUnited Way of Palm Beach County, Inc.United Way of the National Capital AreaUrban Land Institute RichmondTom Van AlenJanet VanderhorstDavid VanstavernLeonard VerrastroJohn VetterDavid VignoloVirginia Society of Associaton ExecutivesJim Waitzman, Jr.Lauri WalkerRichard WalkerNorman WaltonWard International TrucksDr. William WardDennis WashingtonGary WatkinsJudith WebsterDiane WeinsteinWilliam WeirichWelborne United Methodist MenDr. and Mrs. Gary Wenzel and FamilyJacklyn WestLinda WetmoreKen WheelerRobert WhitakerJames White, Jr.Paul WhitfieldFrank WhitmoreVonna WillcocksonJameka W. WilliamsPaul WilliamsVincenza WilliamsTodd WilsonTom WilsonTrevi WilsonC. H. Wisenbaker, IIIEliza WolffMarilyn WolffLori WoodWyandot Counseling Associates, LLCJames WylieJoe WysowskiHerman YeattsYourCauseKaley ZaharrisMary Frances ZelenakLaura Zugel

Honorariums and Memorials

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

Adam AbubakerAdhami FamilyAll donors and their familiesGary AndreasMichael ArioliAnnie BabuSage BagleyBarry’s donorDavid Michael BellJoel Bieber and The Joel Bieber FirmKimberly Ann BiglerRandall Jack BillingsleyJason BlatterKevin BradleyWeldon BradshawRobert J. BrooksBruce BrownsteinStephen G. BrunnerElmore Smith Buchan, Jr.Donald Wade BuchananGlenda Fay BullockDavid BurroughsCamiJim CarrollPaul Michael CarterRick L. CharltonLester Leitner CherryRobert CuginiRon De La RosaDaniel DenmanDaniel Anthony DepwegHector Diaz-Luna, MD & the Kidney Transplant TeamDavid Charles DierksJohn Edwin DilbeckDonate Life StaffDan DwyerElisaDena EssnerJames Evers

Chet FannonKim FennelGeorge Allen FieldsCameron K. GallagherColleen GleasonJane Cole GodinGod’s loveBarbara Gordon-BallLeigh GrantDr. Meera Gupta & Dr. Antonio GarciaJonathan HarrisMargaret HarrisPaula HartCatherine M. HorineChris HudsonJeffrey IsaisGlenn JanskyDr. Dennis L. JohnsonPatricia JohnsonMonica Ford KantzlerRichard H. KarniskySeth KramerEdward KellyHarold LaneTrina LawsonJames C. LillyDonald D. Lucas, Jr.Michael MasonerJohn M. MatthewsBrian MaysRobert D. McClainWilliam Charles McGuireColin MooreMcNeil MostellerRobert Hurt MotleyMy donor (2)Ronald R. NicholsGinny NieblingEJ Prendergast

John Latimer Quimby, Jr.Retail Merchants Association Board of DirectorsShelly Ryan PattersonBetsy PekarDr. Fernando Raudales & the Las Palmas Transplant TeamDarrell Laverne RempferBrian RickertMichael RinaldiGiuseppe SaievaDavid R. SchutteThelma Elizabeth SergentRobert ShawJames H. SheaBraton SheweyJohn R. ShumakerHelen SilvermanJames C. SparkStaff of Transplant Institute at BIDMCJamie StroupDwight and Rita Sullivant-RobertsChris SumnerDeborah C. SurlasDr. Brian SusskindZarmehr TavariaCindy TeagueTransplant House- SeattleForrest Glenn TriplettUnknown donorJudy ViolanteRyan WaldenStephen C. WeightDan & Lori WeldenShirley WhitePaul E. WhitfieldMatthew Burch WilliamsMarilyn WolffJulia 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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