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.

Christmas tree with red banner containing words'National Tree of Life'

Dec. 17: National Tree of Life

Celebrate life, honor the gift, and remember the lifesaving generosity of organ, eye and tissue donors and donor families. Join the livestream beginning at 5 p.m. EST. Learn more about the event.

UNOS Ambassadors are United Network for Organ Sharing community volunteers and advocates who are raising awareness and educating the public about organ donation and transplantation, organ matching and how UNOS runs the nation’s transplant system. UNOS Ambassadors must be able to communicate and be willing to share important information through health fairs and exhibitions, community speeches, email and social media channels. 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 be a UNOS Ambassador, but a parent or legal guardian must accompany anyone who is under the age of 16 to all volunteer events. Many UNOS Ambassadors have a direct connection to organ donation or transplantation including: wait-list candidates, transplant recipients, donor family members, living donors, caregivers and/or registered organ donors. Read UNOS Ambassador stories.

Webinar

It takes a community

You can be a part of the volunteer community that works to shape the national transplant system. This webinar will help you understand the next step as a UNOS Ambassador seeking additional involvement.

What does a UNOS Ambassador do?

There are endless ways you can generate awareness about UNOS, organ donation and transplantation:

As a UNOS Ambassador, you’ll receive:

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Starter kit: Every UNOS Ambassador is mailed a kit that you can use to educate your community about UNOS, organ transplantation, and donation. Many Ambassador materials are also available online.

2

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.

3

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

4

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.

Learn

Educational resources

UNOS Connect

Create an account to view training on:

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

Watch this video to learn how to register for UNOS Connect:

Additional resources

Community

For registered UNOS Ambassadors: join the private Facebook group

Video

Every UNOS Ambassador has a unique story.

Mary explains how UNOS Ambassadors improve the national transplant system.

Read Ambassador stories

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