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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 news related to COVID-19 and transplantation

Summary of evidence report details experience with COVID-19

The latest information known for minimizing the risk of donor-derived COVID-19 transmission while maximizing donor utilization.


UNOS news, education

Feb. 24 webinar addresses new policies aligning with PHS guideline

Program will address member questions relating to the policies.


Robert Howey to speak at TMF 2021

TMF 2021 presenter Robert Howey explains the complexities and essential components for transplant programs dealing with Medicare reimbursement

Financial management consultant Robert Howey seeks to help transplant administrators maximize Medicare reimbursement


UNOS news, heart

Modifications to adult heart and heart-lung justification forms will be implemented March 4

Changes to adult heart and heart-lung justification forms coming soon


UNOS news, technology

Data submission policy tools and educational offering updated to include TRF and LDF forms as of Feb. 15

Policy tools and educational offering are updated on UNetSM Data Services Portal and UNOS Connect


UNOS news, kidney/pancreas

Implementation of kidney and pancreas policies

Expected date of implementation is March 14, 2021.


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