Saving lives together
Insights from UNOS leaders on key issues in transplant today
Driving system-wide progress to better serve patients
A package of proposals to make improvements across the nation’s organ donation and transplant system, promote public trust and most importantly, help us save more lives.
“We agree with Congress and others that there are many more opportunities we must take advantage of in order to best serve patients and save more lives.”
Matthew Cooper, M.D., Immediate Past President, UNOS
Equity means providing a transplant for every single patient that needs one
As the mission-driven non-profit serving as the nation’s transplant system, we work with our community partners to ensure equitable policies and outcomes.
New kidney and pancreas allocation system will increase equity
Through a nearly three-year policy development process, the organ donation and transplant community collaborated to increase equity in access to transplant for candidates nationwide.
Saving more lives together
UNOS is proud to steward a transplant system that saves tens of thousands of lives each year. Dr. David Klassen, UNOS Chief Medical Officer, describes how the system continues to support the patients who need it most.
We’ve got the best organ donation and transplant system in the world. Here’s how to make it even better.
UNOS CEO Brian Shepard proposes a five-part package of reforms that will increase the pool of donors and organs, lead to shorter wait times and better outcomes, and make more lifesaving transplants happen.
stories of hope
Crystal's kidney transplant gave her a second chance at life. Read more patient stories.