In keeping with UNOS’ corporate values of stewardship and accountability, the organization uses a strategic plan to prioritize and assess key initiatives. There are separate but complementary strategic plans for UNOS’ corporate activities and those UNOS fulfills as the national Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network (OPTN) under federal contract.
UNOS’ Board of Directors and advisory committees use the strategic plans to identify projects and tasks that are most in line with key goals and objectives. They, along with the UNOS executive team, then track the progress of these projects and tasks and measure how they have contributed to the outcomes identified in the strategic plan.
OPTN and UNOS strategic goals
United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) is the private, non-profit organization that serves as the nation’s organ transplant system, the Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network, under contract with the federal government. The following strategic goals guide the work of the OPTN:
- Increase the number of transplants
- Provide equity in access to transplants
- Promote efficiency in donation and transplant
- Promote living donor and transplant recipient safety
- Improve waitlisted patient, living donor, and transplant recipient outcomes
About the OPTN
The OPTN promotes long, healthy and productive lives for persons with organ failure by promoting maximized organ supply, effective and safe care, and equitable organ allocation and access to transplantation; and doing so by balancing competing goals in ways that are transparent, inclusive, and enhance public trust in the national organ donation system