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Summer 2021 public comment open Aug. 3 - Sept. 30

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Tell us why you’d like to volunteer as a committee member, board member, regional councillor or in another way.

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Passionate about organ donation and transplantation?

Apply to be an OPTN volunteer.

The OPTN is currently seeking volunteers for openings beginning in July 2022 for the OPTN Board of Directors and committees. The call for nominations provides additional information on the specific needs for the coming year. Please submit your Volunteer Interest Form by September 30, 2021, to be considered.

If you have any questions, please send an e-mail to

Board of Directors election Jan. 13–27, 2021

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As a member your input is invaluable. UNOS is seeking your expertise in the following areas:

Organ review board

Evaluate organ transplant candidates considered for priority, on a case-by-case basis, as part of a medical peer review group

MPSC on-site peer review

Provide objective, on-site review of OPTN member facilities, including review of member policies, protocols and quality documentation to help the program and the MPSC identify potential opportunities for improvement

Collaborative improvement expert council

Supply clinical and subject matter expertise on various collaborative improvement topics

Research think tank

Serve as a transplant industry expert who provides insights and strategic thinking on specific research problems and projects

Research clinical expert group

Participate in research studies and interact with the system to provide insights, guidance and testing of products and services

Collaborative improvement faculty

Supply subject matter and practitioner advice on various collaborative improvement topics

Education subject matter expert

Develop and review educational materials and efforts relating to policy implementation and the sharing of effective practices

IT customer council

Share your ideas, experiences, and feedback to develop and improve UNOS’ IT applications

Individual feedback during public comment

Offer your opinions and questions to help guide proposals that will be considered by the Board of Directors, which considers all public comments before voting on any proposal.

Associate Regional Councillor

The Associate Regional Councillor serves as the regional representative to the Membership and Professional Standards (MPSC) committee, and assists with region-wide communication of key information and input into policy development. Most Associate Councillors advance to become Regional Councillor and represent their region on the Board of Directors.


OPTN committee members serve two-and three-year terms and rely on their expertise and unique perspectives to advise the OPTN Board of Directors regarding proposed policies and initiatives.

Board of Directors

OPTN board members actively participate as an OPTN fiduciary to help establish and oversee OPTN policies, and participate in the development, prioritization and implementation of projects intended to further OPTN strategic goals.

UNOS Ambassadors

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Become a UNOS Ambassador. Educate others about UNOS, organ donation and transplantation. The UNOS Ambassador program provides tools, tips, and resources to help you spread awareness of United Network for Organ Sharing’s lifesaving mission in your community. Anyone can become a UNOS Ambassador.

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Why I volunteer

Transplant recipients and transplant professionals volunteer to give back, to learn, to develop policy—all contributing to our national transplant system's strength and growth. Read on to learn how you can get involved.


Tell us why you’d like to volunteer as a committee member, board member, regional councillor or in another way.

Complete the volunteer form

Saving lives together

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