Ideas in action
New tool offers never-before-seen insights on the impact that accepting or declining an organ offer could have on a patient.
Offer Filters analyzes two years of a program’s accepted organ offers to help get high KDPI kidneys to patients who need them.
How UNOS is using multi-criteria decision-making methodologies to build the continuous distribution framework, a more fair and flexible system for organ allocation
The new mobile-friendly website was developed in partnership with transplant coordinators, administrators and surgeons from across the country.
UNOS Labs tries out new ideas in behavioral research, data science and technology. Our researchers develop innovative solutions to improve the national organ network and increase organ utilization.
A privately funded research project aims to help OPO professionals make more informed decisions about optimal travel routes for procured organs.
UNOS data science manager used natural language processing (NLP) to improve kidney utilization. Learn more about organ placement discoveries.
UNOS has launched a new national donor image sharing hub pilot. Learn more about what this pilot consists of and the importance of donor image sharing.
Kia Potts tells us how LifeNet Health and a Richmond-area cultural institution worked together to change lingering misconceptions about organ donation.
Heather Marshall of Ascension Saint Thomas West Hospital on the education and peer support initiative her program helped pilot.
The National Living Donor Assistance Center is available to help living donors cover travel expenses, lost wages and other costs.
New England Donor Services LGBTQIA+ outreach meets the community where they are.
New technology, innovative data tools and collaborative research projects conducted by UNOS help drive continuous improvement in getting the right organs to the right patients.
MPSC proposed changes to performance monitoring to go out for public comment in August.
A result of two years of public comment and policy development, the new distance-based approach prioritizes patients.
More than 260 pediatric transplant programs meet recently updated requirements designed to meet the specific needs of children
OPTN Kidney Committee chair Vince Casingal, M.D., on the ongoing improvement initiatives to increase kidney utilization.
Living organ donations have been on the rise in recent years. In this feature story, we explore why.
Organ donations can be hard to get, but organ procurement organizations are educating communities to improve donation rates. Learn what they are doing here.
A three-year collaborative improvement pilot project, COIIN, explores new methods of quality monitoring. See how they increased the use of high KDPI kidneys.
Data & tools
“There is so much intellectual capital assembled at UNOS to study and evaluate the transplant system and find ways to improve through research and analytics.”
Q&A: David Klassen, M.D., on the promise, and challenges to wider use, of normothermic perfusion.
A look at the intersecting challenges in organ transportation and a call for government and industry leaders to join the donation and transplant community in finding national-level solutions that ensure donor organs get safely to patients in need.
Paper offers rationale and recommendations for continuing living donor transplantation when resources are stretched
Data tools helps monitor trends, support key OPTN goals to provide equity in access.
Dr. Velma Scantlebury-White, who has performed more than 2,000 transplants in her career, says there have been significant changes in terms of achieving equity access in the allocation system for minority patients, but some issues persist.
Is KAS, the Kidney Allocation System, accomplishing the goals set out for it? Read more from UNOS about what is working and what challenges remain.