UNOS invites OPOs and transplant centers to submit nominations for the National Donor Memorial Award for Excellence, which recognizes an unsung hero (an individual or a couple). Nominees often are a donor parent, recipient, living donor or volunteer who has gone “above and beyond” in promoting organ donation and transplantation … with little public recognition.
Each organization is limited to one entry. Entries must be submitted by Tuesday, March 20, to Michelle Tolliver in UNOS’ Marketing and Public Relations Department. Past candidates who have not been selected as the winner can be re-nominated.
UNOS will present the 2018 award at an evening reception during the June meeting of the OPTN/UNOS board of directors in Richmond, Va.
The award winner and a guest, along with a representative from the nominating organization, will receive round-trip travel to Richmond and overnight accommodations. The OPO or transplant center submitting the winning nomination will be notified by the end of April. Every nominating OPO/transplant center will receive a Certificate of Nomination and a small gift for its nominee, recognizing his or her outstanding contributions to organ donation and transplantation.
For further information, call Michelle Tolliver at (804) 782-4865 or email her.