Together we exceeded our $20,000 goal!

Thank you for your support on #LifeGivingTuesday!

Together we raised more than $35,000 in support of our mission to unite and strengthen the donation and transplant community to save lives. Watch the special thank you!

When you gave on Nov. 30 every dollar up to $10,000 was matched by our generous partner, CareDx

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Support UNOS all year round to save more lives!

Saving lives together

The Siqueiros family is strong. In the first years of their lives two-year-old Isabel and her twin brothers Jason and Jaxon, needed lifesaving heart transplants. They all had an extremely rare disorder called restrictive cardiomyopathy. After facing many anxious and fearful days, the parents, Sara and Jason Sr. have found absolute joy in seeing their kids grow.

The Siqueiros children have thrived since their transplants. They are like any kids you’d meet. They love to play, celebrate birthdays, and dream big. They got their childhoods back—all thanks to the miracle of organ donation.

Follow their inspiring story on our Facebook and Instagram.

Isabel, Jason, and Jaxon’s lifesaving transplants were made possible because of supporters like you. UNOS and the organ donation and transplant community are continuously working together to increase the number of transplants, giving more of those in need a second chance at life.

YOU can save more lives like the Siqueiros children simply by giving and encouraging others to give.

Every day, organ transplant saves an average of 107 lives—even during a pandemic. But with nearly 107,000 people awaiting organ transplants, there’s more work to do. You can help.

How will charitable gifts be used?

When you give to UNOS, you invest in programs that focus on solutions to make the system better and more effective, so more lives are saved. These solutions aim to reduce patient wait time, enhance recipient quality of life, and increase the number of transplants.

Charitable gifts support UNOS Labs, technology innovations, research, data analytics, the National Donor Memorial, and Transplant Living – free educational materials provided to patients and their families to help them navigate the complexities of transplant.

Integrity & transparency

UNOS is committed to trust and accountability. We are proud of our gold-level designation by GuideStar, the premier source of information on U.S. non-profit organizations. Learn more about our annual financial reporting.

We are dedicated to being good stewards of your gift. View our Uniform Disclosure Statement and read our privacy policy.

UNOS is a tax-exempt organization under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.

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Integrity & transparency

UNOS is committed to trust and accountability. We are proud of our platinum-level designation by GuideStar, the premier source of information on U.S. non-profit organizations. Learn more about our annual financial reporting.

LifeGivingTuesday Toolkit

It’s easy to fundraise and show your support on social media

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Start a fundraiser and start spreading the love.

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Find fast facts to share or messaging for Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or email

Create a fundraiser

Two easy-to-use platforms you can customize to create a giving page to bring awareness to organ donation and transplantation.

Create a fundraiser with

Create a fundraiser with

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Webinar: How you can fundraise to save lives

Looking for easy ways to rally your friends and family around organ donation? Watch the webinar

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Fast Facts

Here are some facts and figures you can share on your fundraising page, on social, and when you talk to your friends and family about UNOS:

Fast facts
  • Currently, nearly 107,000 men, women and children are awaiting organ transplants in the United States.
  • Every day an average of 107 lives are saved by organ transplant, but we think this number should be higher. You can make that happen.
  • Complex challenges exist within transplantation that require innovative solutions. Organ preservation, transportation, logistics, and transplant data management are all areas in need of research funding.
  • With 36 years of experience as the nation’s transplant system and decades of data, UNOS is uniquely situated to address these problems, but they can’t do it alone.
  • UNOS mission: to unite and strengthen the donation and transplant community to save lives.
  • UNOS vision: a life-saving transplant for everyone in need.
  • UNOS tagline: Saving lives together

It’s easy to customize your posts with information relevant to your state and organ!

Facebook

Copy and paste into your post, or customize to make it relevant to your story:

Organ donation saved my life. Join me in helping @UnitedNetworkforOrganSharing reach a $20,000 #LifeGivingTuesday goal by making a gift on #GivingTuesday so even more lives are saved. unos.org/give

Double your impact this #LifeGivingTuesday and support the lifesaving work of @UnitedNetworkforOrganSharing. @CareDx is generously matching every dollar donated to UNOS on Nov. 30, up to $10,000. unos.org/give

My family member saved lives by being an organ donor. Join me in helping @UnitedNetworkforOrganSharing reach a $20,000 #LifeGivingTuesday goal by making a gift on #GivingTuesday so even more lives are saved. unos.org/give

I am proud to be a registered organ donor. Join me in helping @UnitedNetworkforOrganSharing reach a $20,000 #LifeGivingTuesday goal by making a gift on #GivingTuesday. unos.org/give

I support the lifesaving work of @UnitedNetworkforOrganSharing. Join me in helping reach a $20,000 #LifeGivingTuesday goal by making a gift on #GivingTuesday so even more lives are saved. unos.org/give

Twitter

Copy and paste into your tweet, or customize to make it relevant to your story:

I gave to @UNOSnews because I am an #organrecipient. Help save more lives – make a gift on #GivingTuesday. #LifeGivingTuesday unos.org/give

Double your impact this #LifeGivingTuesday and support the lifesaving work of @UNOSnews. @CareDx is generously matching every dollar donated to UNOS on Nov. 30, up to $10,000. unos.org/give

I support the lifesaving work of @UNOSnews. Join me in helping UNOS meet a $20,000 goal for #GivingTuesday and help save even more lives. #LifeGivingTuesday unos.org/give

I am proud to be a registered #organdonor and gave to @UNOSnews for their #LifeGivingTuesday campaign. Help them reach a $20,000 goal on #GivingTuesday to save more lives. unos.org/give

Instagram

Copy and paste into your post, or customize to make it relevant to your story. For Instagram, put the give link in your bio: unos.org/give:

I support the lifesaving work of @UNOSnews. My support helps increase the number of lifesaving transplant for everyone in need. You can be part of this critical mission too. Join me in helping reach a $20,000 #LifeGivingTuesday goal this #GivingTuesday by donating through the link in my bio. #organdonation #UnitedforUNOS #LifeGivingTuesday

I gave to @UNOSnews for #GivingTuesday because I got a second chance at life as an organ recipient. UNOS’ #LifeGivingTuesday goal is $20,000. Help save even more lives by making a gift today using the link in my bio. #UnitedforUNOS #organdonation

Double your impact this #LifeGivingTuesday and support the lifesaving work of @UNOSnews. @CareDx is generously matching every dollar donated to UNOS on Nov. 30, up to $10,000. unos.org/give

Email

Email templates – copy, paste, personalize text in [ brackets ] and send.

Here are four email templates to help you share your support for UNOS and invite others to support too. Personalize the text where you see [brackets], deleting the brackets before sending the email.

If you are passionate about organ transplantation, share your story in your own words!

Template one: You're fundraising for a cause you care about!

​Subject Line: One day of giving life

Dear friends and family,

As you know, organ transplantation is important to me because … [What is your why? Share your personal reason why organ transplantation is important to you.].

I know you have heard of Black Friday and Cyber Monday, but have you heard of GivingTuesday?

GivingTuesday is a day to give back to something you are passionate about. It is the biggest generosity movement in history. Imagine what your support during GivingTuesday could do to help save more lives through transplant.).

For 37 years, UNOS has managed the nation’s organ transplant system, matching organs to patients across the country, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. While organ transplantation has evolved, resulting in more than 865,000 transplants since 1984, there are still thousands of people waiting for a lifesaving transplant.

On November 30, I am participating in UNOS’ GivingTuesday campaign – #LifeGivingTuesday. Please join me in helping UNOS reach a #LifeGivingTuesday goal of $20,000. Our generous gifts invest in UNOS’ programs and research to make the transplant system more effective, so more lives are saved.

Give to UNOS at unos.org/give. Together, we can save more lives.

With Gratitude,

[Your Name]

Template two: Encouraging engagement

​Subject Line: LifeGivingTuesday

Dear friends and family,

GivingTuesday is coming up on November 30. Please join me in supporting UNOS–United Network for Organ Sharing–reach a #LifeGivingTuesday campaign goal of $20,000! Our generous gifts support UNOS’ programs and research to make the transplant system more effective, saving more lives. To support UNOS on #LifeGivingTuesday, please visit: unos.org/give.

Why does UNOS need our help?

Every day at least 107 lives are saved by organ transplantation in the United States. However, nearly 107,000 adults and children are still waiting for their lifesaving organ match. With 37 years of experience as the nation’s transplant system and decades of data, UNOS is able to drive improvements in the transplant system.

When you give to UNOS, you invest in making the organ transplant system better. Your support funds projects and research that will help reduce patient waiting time, enhance the quality of life for organ recipients and living donors, and increase the number of lifesaving transplants performed.

What other ways can you help? If you’re on social media, spread the word by sharing UNOS’ posts on Facebook, Instagram, and/or Twitter. Use the hashtags: #LifeGivingTuesday, #UnitedforUNOS, and #GivingTuesday. You can even forward this email to other friends and ask them to join in!

I hope you will join me on November 30 and support UNOS for #LifeGivingTuesday. Together, we are closer to a vision of a lifesaving transplant for everyone in need.

With Gratitude,

[Your Name]

Template three: Time to give – It’s GivingTuesday

​Subject Line: Today is GivingTuesday, let’s save more lives

Dear friends and family,

Today is GivingTuesday! I have already made my gift to support United Network for Organ Sharing, and I hope you will give too by going to unos.org/give. Together, we can help UNOS reach a #LifeGivingTuesday goal of $20,000. Supporting the critical work of UNOS helps develop innovations to reduce patient waiting time, enhance the quality of life for organ recipients and living donors, and increase the number of lifesaving transplants performed year over year!

With Gratitude,

[Your Name]

Template four: THANK YOU!

Subject Line: We made a difference together – thank you!

Dear friends and family,

Thank you for supporting the critically important work of UNOS during GivingTuesday! Our collective giving raised [$$$$]. These dollars will go towards developing innovations to improve the organ transplant system to save more lives.

With Gratitude,

[Your Name]

Other ways to help:

  • If you have not done so yet, like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, and follow us on Instagram.
  • Invite your friends to like UNOS on social media.
  • Share your story and tag us and use hashtags #UnitedforUNOS #UNOSNews
  • Become a UNOS Ambassador

Contact UNOS Philanthropy

Lindsey Jennings,
Senior Philanthropy Officer
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