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Public comment

Summer 2023 public is now closed. Thank you for providing your feedback.

This cycle was open from July 27 to Sept. 19, 2023. The last opportunity to provide feedback on these items was prior to 11:59 p.m. ET on Sept. 19.

What is public comment?

UNOS Primer

Nov. 6-7, 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.

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Get involved

Professional training

UNOS Primer

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

  • 2024 Annual Heckenkemper Leader in Transplant Administration / Quality Award: Nominate today
  • 2024 event details coming soon
  • 2024 abstracts: Learn more

TMF information

UNOS Primer

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?

Primer information

Biannual community forums: winter and summer

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.

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

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Patient webinars

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.

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April is National Donate Life Month

We celebrate organ donation and educate people on UNOS’ work to increase transplants.

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Giving Tuesday

The first Tuesday following Thanksgiving has become a national day of giving. We celebrate #LifeGivingTuesday by encouraging awareness of UNOS’ work to increase transplants.

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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.

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