National Donor Memorial Award for Excellence

Honoring an unsung hero

Established by UNOS in 2010, this award honors an unsung hero, an individual or a couple, who has gone “above and beyond” in promoting organ donation and transplantation.

Who to nominate

  • The nominee can be a living donor, donor family member, or transplant recipient.
  • Past candidates and submissions from previous three years can be re-nominated.
  • The nominee cannot be an employee unless the majority of their work is done as a volunteer.
  • The nominee cannot have received previous national recognition (Rose Parade, Transplant Games, etc.).

How to nominate

  • Nominations can only be submitted by an OPO or transplant center.
  • One nomination per organization.

Please complete and submit the following nomination form. If you have questions, please contact Carol Burch at 804-782-4953 or Carol.Burch@unos.org.

Submission deadline

Wednesday, March 17, 2021

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