Together we exceeded our $15,750 #LifeGivingTuesday goal!

Thank you for your support on #LifeGivingTuesday!

Together we raised more than $33,000 in support of our mission to unite and strengthen the donation and transplant community to save lives.

When you gave on Giving Tuesday, every dollar up to $10,000 was matched by our generous partner, CareDx

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Saving lives together

Despite the isolation necessitated by COVID-19 and health concerns, Darmecia (pictured above with her family) intended to see her son, Kalep, graduate as class valedictorian later that day. The only thing that prevented her from attending graduation was the phone call from her transplant center: She was to receive the liver transplant she needed.

Read Darmecia’s story.

Darmecia’s lifesaving transplant was made possible during an ongoing global health crisis because of the strength of the national organ donation and transplant system. UNOS is continuously working to increase the number of transplants. You can contribute to this work by giving and encouraging others to give. Help us reach our goal of $15,750 to save 10 lives through transplantation.

Every day, organ transplant saves an average of 109 lives—even during a pandemic. We think this number should be higher. You can help.

When you gave on Dec. 1, every dollar up to $10,000 will be matched by our generous partner, CareDx

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Transplant recipient David Skalski, smiling, with mountain range in background

#LifeGivingTuesday, December 1, 2020

 

The need

Knowledge is power. When sharing your support for UNOS, customize it with information relevant to your state and organ. Here are some facts and figures you can share when you post:

  • 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
  • Currently, 108,604 men, women and children are awaiting organ transplants in the United States.
  • A new person is added to the list every 10 minutes. Today, 17 candidates will die waiting for an organ.
  • Every day an average of 109 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 we can’t do it alone.
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.

Contact UNOS Philanthropy

Lindsey Leach,
Senior Philanthropy Officer
UNOS is a GuideStar Exchange Gold Participant

Integrity & transparency

We are proud of our gold-level designation by GuideStar, the premier source of information on U.S. non-profit organizations.

Future fundraising opportunity: April is Donate Life Month

Fundraising toolkit

Facebook

Photo gallery for Facebook – click, drag, and drop these into your status update.

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

I gave to @UnitedNetworkforOrganSharing because I am an organ recipient and it saved my life. Help @UnitedNetworkforOrganSharing reach their $15,750 #LifeGivingTuesday goal by making a gift on #GivingTuesday. Give: unos.org/give.

I gave to @UnitedNetworkforOrganSharing because my family member was an organ donor and she saved lives. Help @UnitedNetworkforOrganSharing reach their $15,750 #LifeGivingTuesday goal by making a gift on #GivingTuesday so more lives are saved. Give: unos.org/give.

I gave to @UnitedNetworkforOrganSharing because I am a registered organ donor. Help @UnitedNetworkforOrganSharing reach their $15,750 #LifeGivingTuesday goal by making a gift on #GivingTuesday. Give: unos.org/give.

Instagram

Photo gallery for Instagram – click, drag, and drop these into your status update.

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

This #GivingTuesday I want to help @UNOSnews reach their $15,750 #LifeGivingTuesday goal. Every day, 109 people are saved by an organ transplant and at the same time, 17 die waiting. I want to help UNOS achieve a vision of a lifesaving transplant for everyone in need. You can help too: give today through the link in my bio. #organdonation #UnitedforUNOS #LifeGivingTuesday

I gave to @UNOSNews for #GivingTuesday because I am an organ recipient and I got a second chance at life. UNOS’ #LifeGivingTuesday goal is $15,750 which can facilitate 10 lifesaving transplants. Help them get there by making a gift today: see the link in my bio for more information. #UnitedforUNOS #organdonation

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 have something to say and you are passionate about organ transplant then use your own words and story!

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 the biggest generosity movement in history. It is a worldwide day of giving and in seven years it has raised nearly $2 billion online. Imagine what this movement can do to help save more lives through transplant by supporting the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS).

For 36 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 transplant has evolved, resulting in more than 760,000 transplants since 1984, there are still challenges within the system and lives are still lost every day—there are simply not enough organs for all of the patients that need them.

On December 1, I am participating in UNOS’ GivingTuesday campaign – #LifeGivingTuesday.  I am asking you to join me in supporting UNOS to reach their #LifeGivingTuesday goal of $15,750, which can facilitate 10 lifesaving transplants. Your generous gifts invest in UNOS’ programs and research to make the transplant system better and more effective, so more lives are saved.

Join me on December 1 and 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 December 1. I hope you will join me in supporting UNOS – United Network for Organ Sharing. Their #LifeGivingTuesday campaign goal is $15,750. Your gift towards this goal can help facilitate 10 lifesaving organ transplants. To support UNOS on #LifeGivingTuesday, please visit: unos.org/give.

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.

Why does UNOS need our help?

Currently, 108,604 men, women and children are awaiting organ transplants in the United States.

A new person is added to the list every 10 minutes. Today, 17 candidates will die waiting for an organ.

Every day about 109 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 we can’t do it alone.

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 transplants. Together, we can save more lives.

I hope you will join me on December 1 and support UNOS for #LifeGivingTuesday. Together, we are closer to a vision for 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 UNOS, and I hope you will give too by going to unos.org/give. Together, we can help UNOS reach their #LifeGivingTuesday goal of $15,750 which can help facilitate 10 lifesaving transplants.

With Gratitude,

[Your Name]

Template four: THANK YOU!

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

Dear friends and family,

Thank you for your support during GivingTuesday! Because of our collective giving, we helped UNOS raise [$$$$]. These dollars will go towards research and innovations to improve the organ transplant system and save more lives. This is such important work, and UNOS couldn’t do it without our support!

Again, thank you to each and every one of you for standing with me and getting UNOS to their #LifeGivingTuesday goal so that more lives will be saved through organ donation and transplant.

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 Leach,
Senior Philanthropy Officer
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