Melissa Lane

Melissa Lane

Director of the Organ Center

As Director of the Organ Center, Lane manages nearly 30 staff and is responsible for the leadership and direction of all areas of the Organ Center, from overseeing daily operations to maintaining the Organ Center’s performance metrics and quality improvement initiatives. The Organ Center is open around the clock, 365 days a year, to assist member organizations with organ allocation, transportation, and maintenance of the national transplant waiting list. Learn more about how organs are matched.

Lane has worked in the Organ Center in positions of increasing responsibility since joining UNOS in 2003 as an organ placement specialist. Lane earned a bachelor’s degree in biology from Virginia Commonwealth University, and is currently in an MBA program at Longwood University.

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