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Your gift saves lives. Thanks for your support!

"We are so grateful for Emma’s donor, Lori. She was able to share life with Emma, and now we are able to share Emma’s life with her."

— Tricia, mother of Emma, living liver recipient

"There are not enough words to describe how grateful I am for my donor and her family. She not only saved my life, but my family’s life too."

— Michele, double lung recipient

"It takes everyone working together to make the miracle of organ donation happen."

— Tim and JoAnn, parents of Luke, organ donor

Over 100,000 people in the U.S. are waiting for an organ transplant. Organ transplantation doesn’t just save lives, it transforms them — and you can be a part of that journey.

This #LifeGivingTuesday, you helped us give more chances to grow up, to graduate, to fall in love, to follow dreams, to hold a first grandchild.

Your generosity helps us save more lives and create a brighter, healthier future. Your donation, no matter the size, will make a profound difference for the thousands of individuals waiting for their second chance at life.

Thank you for giving!

Every dollar given on on Giving Tuesday saves lives. You can still help give more children and adults the second chance they deserve.

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November 28, 2023


You’re a crucial part of our team.

You help save more lives when you rally your community to join you in supporting UNOS.

LifeGivingTuesday Toolkit

Invite your friends and family to join you in supporting a mission you care about.

Create a fundraiser

Bring awareness to a cause you care deeply about by sharing why you support UNOS and encouraging your friends and family to get involved. Choose one of the 3 fundraising platforms or contact [email protected] with questions!

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Thankful for the gift of life. Help us save more lives. Join us November 28, 2023 for Life Giving Tuesday.

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SAMPLE CAPTION: Today is #GivingTuesday! Join me in supporting UNOS to further their lifesaving work managing the nation’s organ transplant system. Let’s help towards their one-day $25,000 #LifeGivingTuesday goal to save even more lives!

FAQs and fast facts

Fast facts to share

Help people understand the need and the innovative work UNOS is doing to increase transplants on your fundraising page with these fast facts.

  • In 2023, we had more than 46,000 organ transplants; however, this work isn’t done — more than 100,000 people are still waiting, with more added each day.
  • In 2023, there were an average of 127 organ transplants every day,* but lives are lost each day because they do not receive a transplant in time.
  • You can help save more lives by investing in projects and research to increase the organ supply and increase efficiencies in the transplant system.
  • Find more stats here:
  • UNOS mission: to unite and strengthen the donation and transplant community to save lives.
  • UNOS vision: a lifesaving transplant for everyone in need.
  • UNOS tagline: Saving lives together

*Averages based on 2023 data.

Why does my gift matter?

Your giving saves lives. Currently, more than 100,000 people are waiting for an organ transplant in the United States. Every day, there are an average of 127 organ transplants.* Unfortunately, on that same day, people will die before their match is made. Your support funds initiatives to close this gap, getting us closer to our vision of a lifesaving transplant for everyone in need.

*Average based on 2023 data.

What does my support do?

Your gift to UNOS invests in solutions to save more lives by making our nation’s transplant system more equitable and effective. These solutions reduce patient wait time, enhance recipient quality of life, and increase the number of transplants for the thousands of children and adults with end-stage organ failure on the waiting list.

Charitable gifts support the National Donor Memorial, and Transplant Living — free educational materials provided to patients and their families to help them navigate the complexities of transplant.

To learn more about what your generosity makes possible, visit

Is UNOS accredited?

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.

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

Is my gift tax-deductible? What’s UNOS’ EIN or Tax ID?

Is my gift tax-deductible?

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

What’s UNOS’ EIN or Tax ID?


What is UNOS’ address and how do I give by check?

Please make your tax-deductible contribution payable to UNOS.

Please send mail to:

UNOS Philanthropy Department
700 North 4th Street
Richmond, VA 23219


If you need any additional assistance, please contact the Philanthropy Department at [email protected].

How else can I get involved or learn more about other giving options?
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Inspire action

  • Rally friends and family to join you in supporting a cause you care about by creating a fundraiser
  • Educate others about UNOS, organ donation, and transplantation by becoming an Ambassador
  • Shape the nation’s transplant system by serving on the Board of Directors or Committees


If you need any additional assistance, please contact the Philanthropy Department at [email protected].

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

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Contact UNOS Philanthropy

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