UNOS strongly encourages local recovery of organs
To protect the health and safety of all involved in organ recovery and transplantation during the COVID-19 pandemic, UNOS urges members to arrange for the surgical recovery of organs by local teams whenever possible including by recovery surgeons who may be available within the donor hospital. Reducing the number of recovery personnel traveling to the donor hospital is an important step to reduce exposure for all involved in donation and transplantation.
- Maryl Johnson, M.D., UNOS President
- Sue Dunn, UNOS Immediate Past President
- David Mulligan, M.D., UNOS Vice President
- Brian Shepard, UNOS CEO
We will continue to update the UNOS COVID-19 resources page as guidance is developed and enhanced.