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COVID-19 update: May 12, 2022

FDA limits Janssen COVID-19 vaccine and announces tentative vaccines discussion. NIH updates Evusheld second dose guidance.

COVID-19 update: April 29, 2022

COVID-19 Summary of Evidence report updated, FDA approves first COVID-19 treatment for young children and authorizes breath samples diagnostic test

2021: Liver transplants have been setting records for 9 years

9th year of record-setting liver transplants

45 organ procurement organizations set all-time transplant records.

Data report for liver and intestine

Updated monitoring report of liver data shows increase in transplants, new policies having anticipated impact

Report addresses first 18 months of data following implementation of acuity circles.

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Kidney – Pancreas

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Liver – Intestine

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Heart – Lung

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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



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


From UNOS leaders

From the community

“For us and everyone else in the transplant community, the ultimate form of equity means providing a transplant for every single patient that needs one.”

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The liver allocation policy is a success we need to share: Terry Box, M.D., liver recipient

Box’s op-ed highlights how effective policy development is resulting in sicker patients getting liver transplants faster.

Dr. Vincent Casingal

Driving toward optimal equity: Vincent Casingal, M.D.

Transplant surgeon on the success of the new kidney allocation policy.

Thank you!

Thanking our community, honoring donors

A message from our CEO about a lifesaving milestone

David Klassen, M.D.

Transplant innovations for today and tomorrow: David Klassen, M.D.

UNOS chief medical officer on the innovations making a difference in transplant.

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Public comment was open Jan. 27 – March 23. See what the community had to say

2021 transplants


Total Transplants January - December 2021 as of 01/27/2021

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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