Matching organs. Saving lives.

Education and training

UNOS provides educational resources that help patients, family members, friends, potential donors and medical professionals understand organ donation and transplantation.

Patient education

For patients in need of a transplant or learning to live with one, finding helpful information can be a daunting task. To help meet this challenge, UNOS provides a variety of resources:

  • Transplant Living website – No matter where you are in the transplant experience, Transplant Living can help you be prepared with helpful information, resources and tools.
  • Patient brochures – Find free information designed to help patients understand the organ transplant process. You can also request custom patient information packets here.
  • Frequently asked questions – Learn details about about how organ donation and transplantation work.

Professional education

In addition to providing helpful information to patients, UNOS is committed to providing resources to assist transplant professionals. Our broad range of educational services will help you navigate through the continuous changes.

Leaders are challenged to keep up with the ever-changing environment of donation and transplantation and keep their staff trained on current strategies, approaches, policies and processes. UNOS’ broad range of professional educational services will help you navigate through the continuous changes and keep your staff well trained.

Customized OPTN training

UNOS offers in-person educational events tailored to meet the needs of your center or OPO, a group of members, or a region. You pick the presentations most pertinent to your work and minimize non-productive time for your staff with presentations at your location. Examples of topics include: Overview of OPTN database, how the OPTN/UNOS and SRTR work together, Overview of KAS, UNOS and the OPTN history and roles, policy development process, trends in living donation and many more.

“In the field of transplantation and donation, it is critical to understand the mechanics behind the policy, data and processes. The UNOS team prepared a targeted and flawlessly managed program. Our participants left with a stronger understanding of transplantation data and policy and the overall organ donation process.”
Stephanie Chin, Hematology and Transplant, Sanofi Genzyme

UNOS Mini-Primer

Customize a conference virtually or at UNOS headquarters. Your staff will learn about policy development, compliance, organ allocation, and patient safety. You can even get personalized training in UNet® and analytical tools. CEPTCs offered.

“We requested training for two of our emerging clinical leader groups to help them learn from the experts about the critical components of patient safety and policy compliance. The on-site visit also gave our staff a chance to tour the Organ Center and National Donor Memorial, and meet the UNOS staff we all depend on 24/7 to help us serve our mission. UNOS created a customized program focused on our specific training needs – definitely worth the investment.”
Kevin Myer, MSHA, President & CEO, LifeGift


Conferences and meeting planning services

Put our experience planning and managing successful transplant conferences, meetings and events to work for you! We offer full-service meeting planning from contract negotiations to registration management to exhibitor and speaker engagement.

Services include:

  • Site identification, inspection, and recommendations
  • Contract negotiations
  • Audiovisual Coordination
  • Exhibitor, sponsor and speaker management
  • Promotional materials
  • Post-conference follow up

“UNOS Meeting Partners brings a depth of experience and continuity to the planning and execution of our programs.”
Carol O’Neill, Association of Organ Procurement Organizations

“The extensive knowledge and partnerships with national hotel brands will make UNOS Meeting Partners a valuable entity to your programs and events.”
Jolene Boatright, Associated Luxury Hotels International

“UNOS Meeting Partners provides a high degree of professionalism, responsiveness and reliability.”
Amy Hackney, Transplant Financial Coordination Association

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Webinars, e-learning modules and online training libraries

UNOS Connect provides easy access to all UNOS professional development offerings and UNetSM training needs. Through UNOS Connect, you can link to webinars, e-learning modules, patient safety videos and other online training resources.

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In the community

UNOS is active in the state, national and international health community, and collaborates with organizations across the country to reach thousands of individuals and families through exhibits at health fairs and business expos, community and sporting events and schools and universities. Staff and volunteers speak and distribute brochures and materials that educate and inspire family conversation.

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