Carolinas Medical Center histocompatibility laboratory director Pete Lalli, Ph.D., started volunteering for United Network for Organ Sharing as a way to learn more about how the various components of the organ donation and transplantation community interact.
“With all of the allocation changes that have been going on over the past few years, there has been a great deal of collaboration throughout the entire transplant community,” said Lalli, who serves as vice chair for the Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network Histocompatibility Committee and as a member of the OPTN Policy Oversight Committee. “Seeing how UNOS has been able to bring everyone together to help make these big changes happen has been incredibly impressive and shows how we all need to work together to allow for more transplants to happen and better the lives of all our patients.”
Transplant community volunteers are on the same team, working toward a common goal of increasing the number of transplants and saving more lives. Interested in contributing your expertise and experience to help the donation and transplantation community save lives together? Visit unos.org/community/get-involved to find ways to get involved.