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FAQ: New multi-organ polices in effect

FAQ: New multi-organ polices in effect

The Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network Ad-hoc Multi Organ Transplantation Committee has implemented several safety net policies to ensure patients in need of multiple organ transplants to get priority when they become medically eligible.

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Kidney – Pancreas

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Liver – Intestine

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Heart – Lung

Lung CAS summary data updated

Information for lung transplant programs on the distribution of scores for all active registrations waiting for lung transplants in the U.S.

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VCA allocation is now in UNet 

Allocation of all Vascularized Composite Allograft (VCA) organs has been moved to UNetSM. Any patients on the “VCA Candidate List” have been added to WaitlistSM by UNOS staff.

Improving the system together


Martha Pavlakis, M.D.

“… policy is the living, breathing expression of group values.”

Martha Pavlakis, M.D. on new policies that put patients first

Policy changes

Policy monitoring

Learn: Collaborative improvement and educational resources



Effective practices

Learn about collaborative improvement projects

Learn about issues impacting patients, donors, donor families, and the national system. Issues and advocacy


Leadership news

In Memoriam – Isabel Stenzel Byrnes

UNOS celebrates the life of Isabel Stenzel Byrnes, a lung recipient who, with her twin sister Anabel, became a voice for patients and a passionate advocate for donation and transplant. Isabel and Anabel were both born with cystic fibrosis in 1972. Not expected to live...

“The dozens of topics presented at TMF shared one thing—our community’s dedication to doing everything we can to constantly improve the system and better serve the patients who rely on us.”

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UNOS Board President, Dianne LaPointe Rudow encouraging patient and donor community to help shape the future of organ donation and transplant

How you can help shape the future of organ donation and transplant

Your voice matters. I urge you to take advantage of this opportunity to help make the system work better for people like you.

Valinda Jones on why she volunteers

Why I volunteer: Valinda Jones, M.S.N., RN, kidney recipient

Board member describes the vital role of volunteers with personal experience in donation and transplantation.

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National Donor Memorial: Celebrating 20 years Read about the ceremony

Stories and tributes

Each person touched by organ donation transplant has a unique story. Threads of hope connect them. Find videos, stories and tributes

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