Voices in Transplant

Hear perspectives from the organ donation and transplant community in our newly launched blog.

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OPTN members network and learn from UNOS employees at Primer event

Transplant and donation professionals gather with UNOS employees for interactive learning and networking opportunities at Primer.


UNOS Voices in Transplant News with photo of CEO Brian Shepard

Improving our technology infrastructure: A message from the CEO

Shepard welcomes national attention toward improving the nation’s organ matching system


UNOS news

Center code required for OPTN label orders

Beginning Jan. 1, 2020, an OPTN center code will be required before an organ transport label order can be placed or fulfilled. UNOS-branded organ labels will no longer be valid after Dec. 31, 2019.


UNOS news, pancreas

RUM report tool expanded to include pancreas data

The addition of pancreas data was based on community feedback. UNOS researchers continue to develop new tools to assist members in their work to increase transplants.


UNOS news, heart/lung

Submitting LAS exception requests for candidates diagnosed with PH

View candidate’s LAS data as of Aug. 23, 2019.


UNOS news, kidney/pancreas

Kidney and pancreas allocation proposals modified

The OPTN Kidney Transplantation and Pancreas Transplantation Committees, following consideration of extensive public comment, will advance updated allocation proposals to the OPTN Board of Directors for consideration at its December 3 meeting.


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