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UNOS statement on member vote for board independence

February 23, 2024, Richmond, VA

Today, the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) released the following statement after UNOS members voted to ratify the UNOS Board of Directors’ vote for board independence.

“We’re pleased UNOS members joined the UNOS Board of Directors in supporting the establishment of a new governance structure for UNOS that will eliminate the overlap in membership of the UNOS and Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network (OPTN) boards. We look forward to welcoming the new UNOS Board of Directors starting March 30, 2024, once our current contract with the federal government concludes.”

In December 2023, the UNOS board voted to establish its own governance structure unique from the OPTN Board of Directors. Establishing a UNOS board that is distinct from the OPTN board is aligned with the Health Resources and Services Administration’s Modernization Initiative and with UNOS’ Action Agenda.

About UNOS

United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) is the mission-driven non-profit serving as the nation’s transplant system under contract with the federal government. We lead the network of transplant hospitals, organ procurement organizations, and thousands of volunteers who are dedicated to honoring the gifts of life entrusted to us and to making lifesaving transplants possible for patients in need. Working together, we leverage data and advances in science and technology to continuously strengthen the system, increase the number of organs recovered and the number of transplants performed, and ensure patients across the nation have equitable access to transplant.

Board of Directors

United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) serves as the national donation and transplant system, under contract with the federal government.

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