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Find information on OPTN Board of Directors and committee meetings
July 17-18, 2023: Learn about UNOS and OPTN, policy development, implementation and compliance, organ allocation and effective practices for organ donation and transplantation. Learn about UNetSM applications and reports and the site survey process while networking with UNOS staff and other transplant professionals in a small group environment.
2024-2025 Call for Nominations for OPTN Board of Directors and Committees
Apply by Sept. 15 to be considered for 2024 vacancies.
TMF 2023 Heckenkemper Award winner: Marian O’Rourke, RN, CCTC honored
The donation and transplant community recognizes Marian O’Rourke for her decades of contributions to patients and professionals.
2022 UNOS staffing survey now open
New enhancements to the 2022 Staffing Survey streamline the user experience and make it easier to submit and receive data.
At UNOS Transplant Management Forum, professionals return year after year to:
- Increase collaboration between transplant hospitals and OPOs
- Grow knowledge of operations, finances, strategies, and more.
Upcoming dates and locations
- 2023 event was May 16-18, Sheraton Denver Downtown
- 2023 Annual Heckenkemper Leader in Transplant Administration / Quality Award: Learn about award.
- 2023 abstracts: Learn more.
At UNOS Primer, organ donation and transplant professions network and engage with UNOS staff to learn:
- How is policy developed and implemented?
- How do site surveyors monitor compliance?
- What resources and effective practices are available for transplant professionals?
- How do I navigate certain reports in UNetSM?
Regional meetings and public comment
Public comment, a critical forum for national discussion on organ transplant policy, occurs twice each year. Learn more at the overview page on UNOS or OPTN where you can add your voice during open sessions. Winter 2023 public comment was open Jan. 19 – March 16 at 12pm EDT.
Regional meetings, held twice each year during the winter and summer public comment periods, are an opportunity to influence policy proposals, prepare for upcoming changes, and hear perspectives from the transplant community about improvements to organ allocation. Learn more and find dates.
Celebration, awareness, and educational events
Watch on-demand webinars about issues that matter to patients and their loved ones.
Transplantation Journey webinar series was made possible by a generous gift from CareDx.
Join us for candid, inspiring discussion about improving the organ donation and transplant system. These free, educational fundraisers bring together the organ donation and transplant community, as well as leaders in technology, research and, science to find innovative ways to continuously improve the system and save more lives. Learn more about the things UNOS is doing to increase transplants.
- Aug. 26, 2021: Equity in access to transplant
- Feb. 4, 2021: Transformational technology in organ allocation
April is National Donate Life Month
We celebrate organ donation and educate people on UNOS’ work to increase transplants.
The first Tuesday following Thanksgiving has become a national day of giving. We celebrate #LifeGivingTuesday by encouraging awareness of UNOS’ work to increase transplants.
National Tree of Life
An annual celebration of the gift of organ, eye and tissue donation. A time to pay tribute to donors and their families. And a time to celebrate the lives of recipients across the country. Learn more.
Board of Directors meetings
OPTN Board of Directors meetings
- June 26-27, Richmond, VA
- Dec. 4-5, Dallas, TX
- June 25-26, Richmond, VA
- Dec. 3-4, Dallas, TX
Visit OPTN calendar of events.