UNOS Ambassadors

Encouraging organ donation

UNOS Ambassador and heart transplant recipient, Roxanne Watson, honors her donor by helping people to register as organ donors. Watch video.

Sharing her story

UNOS Ambassador and double lung transplant recipient, Latasha Traynham, shares her story. Watch video.

To help other families

As a UNOS Ambassador, Joseph stays educated on donation and transplantation, so he can share his perspective with medical professionals and help shape the national system. Watch video.

Encouraging organ donation

As a UNOS Ambassador, Maria shares her experience and inspires people, especially in the Hispanic community, to register as organ donors and raise awareness about organ, eye and tissue donation. Read her story.

Add your voice

Mary explains how UNOS Ambassadors improve the national transplant system. Watch video

Who we are

UNOS Ambassadors are United Network for Organ Sharing community volunteers and advocates raising awareness and educating the public about:

  • organ donation and transplantation,
  • organ matching and
  • how UNOS runs the nation’s transplant system.

UNOS Ambassadors are passionate about organ donation, allocation and policy development. Many have a direct connection to organ donation or transplantation including: waitlist candidates, transplant recipients, donor family members, living donors, caregivers and/or registered organ donors. Read UNOS Ambassador stories.

What does a UNOS Ambassador do?

Using program-provided resources, UNOS Ambassadors spread awareness about transplantation, organ donation, policy proposals, and policy updates.

As a UNOS Ambassador, you’ll receive:

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Supportive community: UNOS Ambassadors receive a monthly e-newsletter, are provided quarterly educational opportunities, and an invitation to join the private Ambassadors Facebook Group. By joining our private UNOS Ambassadors Facebook Group, you can communicate with other UNOS Ambassadors and share what you’ve been doing to raise awareness for UNOS, organ donation, and transplantation.

2

Educational training sessions: Create a free account at UNOS Connect to learn about the waitlist, public comment, UNOS acronyms, how to use social media to share your UNOS mission moment, and more.

3

UNOS news updates: Stay up to date on the latest UNOS news on social media by liking the UNOS Facebook page and following us on Twitter and Instagram.

Sign up here

Get started

Learn

Educational resources

UNOS Connect

Create an account to view training on:

  • Waitlist 101
  • Understanding Public Comment and why you should be involved
  • Committee volunteerism
  • UNOS acronyms
  • Social media: Share your personal why

Additional resources

Community

For registered UNOS Ambassadors: join the private Facebook group

Please note: a parent or legal guardian must accompany UNOS Ambassadors who are under the age of 16 to all volunteer events.

webinar series

Join a caring community

Check out Transplantation Journey, a webinar series for UNOS Ambassadors.

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Support for UNOS Ambassador training resources—webinars and virtual kits—has been generously provided by CareDx.

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