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2020: Most lives ever saved by deceased donors. 6% increase in deceased donors over 2019. More than 33,000 life-saving transplants from deceased donors. 10th record year in a row for deceased donation. Based on OPTN data as of 01/11/21. Data subject to change based on future data submission or correction.

The success of our national organ donation and transplant system

2020 sets all-time high for most lives saved by deceased organ donors. Read more.
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2020: Most lives ever saved by deceased donors. 6% increase in deceased donors over 2019. More than 33,000 life-saving transplants from deceased donors. 10th record year in a row for deceased donation. Based on OPTN data as of 01/11/21. Data subject to change based on future data submission or correction.

The success of our national organ donation and transplant system

2020 sets all-time high for most lives saved by deceased organ donors. Read more.

UNOS named top workplace by Richmond Times-Dispatch in 2021. Photo of employee Isha with handwritten sign "I came for the mission... I stay for the culture!

UNOS named top workplace for 8th consecutive year by Richmond Times-Dispatch

More than 12,000 area employees provided survey responses on topics ranging from workplace environment and benefits to company leadership and community involvement.


UNOS news related to COVID-19 and transplantation

COVID-19 update: June 17, 2021

COVID-19 action regarding non-dialysis kidney candidate listing to sunset Sept. 1 and reminders on recent or coming changes


UNOS news, system changes

HLA equivalency table updates and addition of DPB1 epitopes now in effect

The changes to the equivalency tables are intended to reflect changes in HLA typing practice and improve organ allocation.


UNOS news, heart

Heart equity data now available on the Equity in Access to Transplant dashboard

OPTN data tool monitors trends related to access to deceased donor transplants.


UNOS news, heart

National Heart Review Board for Pediatrics is now live

The NHRB was created to improve quality and consistency in evaluation of exceptions for pediatric heart candidates.


Jill, living kidney transplant recipient, with Jon Lee, kidney donor and recipient of the 2021 National Donor Memorial Award for Excellence

2021 National Donor Memorial Award for Excellence winner announced

Jon Lee, living kidney donor, has been awarded the 2021 National Donor Memorial Award for Excellence.


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