2021 Impact Report
Your giving matters.
As stewards of the national transplant system, we are honored to manage the resources and gifts entrusted to us, especially the gift of life. This work comes from the heart, and it cannot happen without your generosity. Only together can we improve the transplant system through technology innovations and research.
In 2021, we surpassed 40,000 transplants for the first time in a single year because of the efforts of thousands of people across the U.S. Transplant medical teams, living organ donors, organ procurement professionals, patient advocates, caregivers, volunteers, organ donors and you made this achievement possible.
Funds raised in 2021*
SUPPORTING LIFESAVING INNOVATIONS
Organ donation is a precious gift.
David Landes knows this better than most. David is unique—he is both a living liver recipient and a major supporter of innovations in UNOS Labs. He wanted to help others get a second chance, like he did. Hear his story including how he is paying the gift of life forward.
2021: A new record
transplants in 2021
Innovation that saves lives
More than 100,000 men, women and children are waiting for a second chance at life. That is why we focus your investments on continuous improvement of the transplant system.
Revenues (fiscal year 2021)
|Government contract||$53,424,508 (78.6%)|
|UNOS member fees||$10,845,896 (16.0%)|
|UNOS Solutions contracts||$1,657,066 (2.4%)|
|Other revenue||$1,189,655 (1.8%)|
Expenses (fiscal year 2021)
|Member services||$7,800,000 (12.2%)|
|Business services||$892,000 (1.4%)|
|General admin.||$844,000 (1.3%)|
|UNOS Labs||$220,000 (0.3%)|
Record numbers of kidney, heart and liver transplants
Liver transplant recipient
“I am happy and incredibly grateful for every day that I get to experience.”
Read her story of hope.
Learn what your generosity means to Kirk and the 100,000 children and adults waiting for their lifesaving transplant today.
Read our latest newsletter.
Josh, Bethany and Hannah
Living kidney donors
“We decided to honor our Dad by donating our kidneys anonymously.”
Read their story of hope.
Eleven consecutive record years for deceased donation
UNOS Labs: Organ tracking service
In 2021, your support made it possible to track organs in transit in real time, bringing peace of mind to patients, families and transplant professionals.
This project is one of many developed in UNOS Labs, our experimental incubator. Your gift supports technology innovations, behavioral research and data science projects developed by UNOS Labs. Learn more.
Isabel, Jason and Jaxon
Heart transplant recipients
”I promise my children will always know their hearts beat for two.“
Read their story of hope.
To learn how you can support UNOS’ lifesaving mission, please contact Manager of Fundraising, Lindsey Jennings at [email protected].
You are saving lives.
Organ donation is where heartbreak and hope reconcile. Thank you for honoring and remembering your loved ones with gifts to support UNOS’ lifesaving mission. We cannot do this work without the generosity of hundreds of individuals, foundations, grant makers and corporate sponsors.
gifts of tribute
Patricia M. Abbott
Charles A. Babcock
Roland E. Barker
Hugh G. Bearden
Richard A. Bohn
Jo Anne “Jody” Britt
James David Burroughs
William Wayne Carlson
Erika L. Cox
Chad D. Crank
Robert J. Cugini
Mary Jane Dale
Katherine Ghentlee Womack Daugherty
Casey Mitchell Drawert, MD
Lily Grace Fagan
Albert E. Filling
John R. Foster
Cameron K. Gallagher
Summer S. Gardner-Vigil
Eric D. Gourieux
Mark R. Handley
Hampton O. Harris
Stephen P. Hessling
James C. Lilly
Michael Ray Masoner
Joanne E. McElroy
John R. McKenna
Barret Platten Naylor
James P. Neumann
Wendell E. Pineo
Ann E. Pollard
Renee Marie Kidwell Popovich
Walter P. Puffer
Rose and Michael Radicchi
Terry L. Raney
Sienna Parker Rettig
Michael J. Saggese
David R. Schutte
Todd A. Setzke
Glenn E. Smith
William L. Spriggs
Jethro “Junior” Lee Story
Gwen P. Thomas
Paul Anthony Thomas
Stephen M. Torbeck
Vishnampet S. Vaidhyanathan, Ph.D
Todd J. Wallace
Daniel H. Williams
Fred L. Yoder
With boundless energy and tireless dedication, Lisa impacted the donation and transplant community, both locally and nationally, as a passionate member of Team UNOS. We are grateful that Lisa touched all our lives and for the lasting legacy she leaves behind.
gifts of tribute
Baylor Scott and White Transplant Institute
Lois and Jerry Bohn
Jodi Brown Duckhorn
Robert Scott Burkhalter
John R. Carter
Larry and Barbara Davis
All organ donors and donor families
Nicole Langstrum and Sarah Dutkevitch
My family who have PKD
My wonderful family
Thomas A. Gates
Robert S. Goodman
Earl and Nancy Greiner
Thomas T. Heckard
Madeleine R. Heldman
Carolyn and John Hodges
Mikayla Rose Johnson
Connie K., sister and living donor
Kim and Patrick Kacani
Katrina, my donor
Lindsey Jenning’s wedding
Litner Consulting Clients
Allan D. Morris
Dr. Shamkant Mulgaonkar
Natera Give Back Attendees
Drs. Tang, Starling, Shefield, and Navas
Ray Book and Julie Parke
John L. Rausch
Lisa Schaffner and Tyrone Ashman’s wedding
Sara Siqueiros and Family
Some Assembly Required Readers
Eric J. Titus
Hume-Lee Transplant Center, VCU
Erica P. Woodcome
NORA (Nationwide Organ Recovery Transport Alliance)
Titmus Foundation, Inc.
Trinity Medical Solutions, A Blade Urban Air Mobility Company
All Call Nursing
American Board for Transplant Certification (ABTC)
American Society of Transplantation (AST)
BioMatrix Specialty Pharmacy
Bridge to Life
Buckeye Transplant Services
Center for Organ Recovery & Education (CORE)
Cigna LifeSource Transplant Network
Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
COTA (Children’s Organ Transplant Association)
Crossroads Art Center
Discovery Healthcare Consulting Group
Donate Life America
Donor Alliance, Inc.
Donor Network West
ECL2 Quality Solutions
Emerging Therapy Solutions
Extract Systems, LLC
Gift of Life Donor Program
Grand Aire, Inc.
Guidry & East, LLC
HIMSS Virginia Chapter
Houston Methodist Hospital
Iowa Donor Network
Kentucky Organ Donor Affiliates
LifeCenter Organ Donor Network
Lifeline of Ohio
LifeLink of Florida
LifeLink of Georgia
LifeLink of Puerto Rico
LifeShare Transplant Donor Services of Oklahoma
Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford
M&H Schwartz Family Foundation
Mid-South Transplant Foundation
Morton G. and Nancy P. Thalhimer Foundation
NLDAC (National Living Donor Assistance Center)
NYU Langone Health
Organ Recovery Systems
Pinnacle Health System at Harrisburg Hospital
Richmond Primoid, Inc.
Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients (SRTR)
Society for Transplant Social Workers (STSW)
St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center
The Alliance (Organ Donation and Transplantation Alliance)
The Living Bank
The Living Legacy Foundation of Maryland
The Ohio State University Medical Center
Titmus Foundation, Inc.
Transplant Coordinators of America (TCOA)
Transplant Management Group, LLC
Transplant Solutions, LLC
Transplant Transportation Services, Inc.
UCSF at Mission Bay
UCSF Medical Center
United Healthcare of California
University Hospital Liver Transplant
University of Utah Health
Whitley/Service Roofing & Sheet Metal Company
* Dollars raised, including pledged gifts.
List reflects outright gifts or pledges made between October 1, 2020 and September 30, 2021.