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Thank you for supporting UNOS during National Donate Life Month

Your support made a difference for the more than 100,000 adults and children waiting for their lifesaving transplant.

We thank CareDx for supporting National Donate Life Month with a matching gift.

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Two-time kidney transplant recipient Austin Lee

“Since I received the gift of life for the second time, I’ve made it my purpose to give back to my community.”

Austin Lee is a two-time kidney transplant recipient, receiving his first kidney from his mother at age four and a second kidney through a Kidney Paired Donation program at age 21. Now he gives his time to help others as a patient care volunteer. Your support makes more lifesaving transplants possible for people like Austin.

Read his story of hope or watch Brendan’s, Heather’s and David’s stories of hope.

Pictured above: Heather James celebrating her donor with her decorated graduation cap.

Photo by Sara Beth Photography


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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.

Your giving matters.

Nikita, transplant recipient

As the non-profit steward of the national transplant system, UNOS is honored by your generosity to support lifesaving innovation. See 2021 Impact Report.

National Donate Life Month Toolkit

Ways to support UNOS on social media

1

Share your transplant or donation story, tag us, and use hashtag #DonateLifeMonth.

2

Share why you’re an organ donor and encourage others to be organ donors.

3

Share your support for UNOS by creating a fundraiser.

Create a fundraiser

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

fundraise with MobileCause

fundraise with Facebook

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Stories of hope

Your support makes our nation’s transplant system stronger, increasing the number of transplants year over year so more people like Brendan, Heather and David can live out their dreams.

 

The gift of life allowed Brendan to do something most take for granted: imagine a future. His double lung transplant gave him the ability to return to his passion for the outdoors, pursue a career and fall in love. To honor his donor, Brendan continues to fundraise for UNOS, telling his story and voicing his gratitude.

 

Heather has gained so much from receiving the gift of life — she graduated college, completed her first 5K, and lives independently. She also found a purpose! As a public relations major, Heather aspires to have a career inspiring others to become organ donors and recently joined UNOS as a Patient Services Assistant.

 
Because of Mark’s heroic choice to become a living liver donor, David has been able to regain his health and active lifestyle. Now, Mark and David celebrate life by doing what they love—enjoying the outdoors and even climbing the Grand Teton! David pays this gift forward to others in need of liver transplants by supporting UNOS.

Other ways to get involved:

Become an organ donor

You can give hope to 105,910 people on the national organ transplant waiting list.

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Contact UNOS Philanthropy

Sarah Konigsburg
Philanthropy Officer
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