Matching organs. Saving lives.

Next phase of COIIN underway

As of October 1, the COIIN (Collaborative Innovation and Improvement Network) project transitioned from the first group of participating transplant centers to the second cohort.  The new group of participants will refine and build upon approaches developed during the...

Hurricane Preparedness

The UNOS Organ Center is actively supporting the transplant hospitals and organ procurement organizations in the areas being impacted by current catastrophic conditions. We are assisting members as needed with organ placement or management of key donor or candidate...

UNOS researchers examine rise in kidney discard rate

Five UNOS researchers (Darren Stewart, M.S.; Victoria Garcia, M.P.H.; John Rosendale, M.S.; David Klassen, M.D.; and Bob Carrico, Ph.D.) recently analyzed factors underlying the steady increase in discards of deceased donor kidneys recovered for transplantation, most...

18-month analysis shows progress in kidney allocation system

An analysis of data 18 to 20 months after implementation of the kidney allocation system (KAS) shows a number of longer-term patterns, with success in a number of key system goals. The detailed report can be found here. Trends include the following: The volume of...