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COVID-19

COVID-19 update: Sept. 8, 2022

FDA authorizes booster; Updated guidance from CDC for immunocompromised and NIH on monoclonal antibodies; and COVID-19 Summary of Evidence updated

COVID-19 update: Aug. 19, 2022

NIH updates guidance for people who are immunocompromised; FDA advises repeat testing following a negative COVID-19 test

UNOS news

Patient information on disaster relief and assistance

UNOS is in contact with all member transplant facilities nationwide. In case of significant and potential long-term disruption of service at one or more centers, we will provide any needed updates through this website.

1 million transplants

U.S. reaches historic milestone of 1 million transplants

Living It Forward initiative honors donors and recipients, looks toward the next million lifesaving transplants.

UNOS news, policy changes

Action required: KPD eligibility impacted by new HLA options

KPD programs must add DPA1 test results before Sept. 8.

Jim Gleason

In Memoriam: Jim Gleason

UNOS honors the life and leadership of James Gleason, a long-term heart recipient and a tireless advocate for the needs and interests of transplant recipients and donor family members.

August is National Minority Donor Awareness Month

National Minority Donor Awareness Month: A celebration and a call to action

An opportunity to celebrate those who gave the gift of life and encourage others to register their decision

Over 5,000 organ shipments across the U.S. have been tracked using the UNOS Organ Tracking Service (OTS)

Over 5,000 organs tracked with UNOS Organ Tracking Service

26% of all OPOs are now utilizing the UNOS Organ Tracking Service to monitor organs in transit.

Data report: Liver-intestine

Two-year monitoring report for liver, intestine policy shows success in key aspects

Report details outcomes since policy implementation in February 2020.

Public comment is part of the policy development process

Public comment open from Aug. 3 through Sept. 28, 2022

The OPTN is offering 15 items for review, including one white paper, one committee update, three concept papers, and 10 policy proposals.

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Kidney – Pancreas

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Liver – Intestine

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Heart – Lung

Lung CAS summary

Audience  Beginning Wednesday, September 28, 2022, lung transplant programs will be able to access a program-specific resource report in the Data Services Portal within the OPTN Computer System. This report provides candidate-level information indicating the portion...

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VCA

Improving the system together

UNet

Now in effect: Waitlist enhancements and new kidney features

This first release in a series of enhancements introduces a new workflow and ‘Save as you go’ process for registering kidney candidates, as well as other improvements to the screens and navigation tools in Waitlist for all organs.

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

Collaboration

Education

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

Perspectives

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.

Patient safety

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Transplant hospital

Two new enhancements added to DonorNet

Two new enhancements are available in DonorNet. These enhancements display as tooltips, visible when the user hovers over a button or question mark icon.

Two new enhancements coming to DonorNet

Two new enhancements are coming to DonorNet on Sept. 21. These enhancements will display as tooltips, visible when the user hovers over a button or question mark icon.

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OPO

Two new enhancements added to DonorNet

Two new enhancements are available in DonorNet. These enhancements display as tooltips, visible when the user hovers over a button or question mark icon.

Two new enhancements coming to DonorNet

Two new enhancements are coming to DonorNet on Sept. 21. These enhancements will display as tooltips, visible when the user hovers over a button or question mark icon.

Histocompatibility

Summer 2022 public comment is open Aug. 3 - Sept. 28. Watch videos and add your voice

1 million transplants

The U.S. has reached 1 million transplants

Here's how our community will reach the next million, together.

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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