12 things UNOS is doing to get the right organ to the right patient at the right time
New technology, innovative data tools and collaborative research projects help drive continuous improvement.
This project leverages historic organ acceptance data to help transplant hospitals avoid unwanted kidney offers, improving the decision-making process so that organ procurement organizations (OPOs) can find accepting candidates more quickly.
This powerful simulation platform allows researchers to analyze a variety of factors involved in the organ acceptance process, acting as a testing ground for understanding and improving behaviors.
The first national hub for securely sharing high-quality medical imaging studies provides a consistent, secure and seamless imaging application within DonorNet®, facilitating faster, more well-informed organ acceptance decisions.
To decrease the nationwide organ discard rate, UNOS researchers are involved in a project that aims to better predict organ travel time.
UNOS data scientists are researching how natural language processing can help predict organ offer acceptance and refusal behaviors.
UNOS is partnering with university researchers on a study that aims to reduce the national kidney discard rate by clarifying associations between markers and outcomes.
Registries provide analysis and information to the transplant and health care community, improving the quality and safety of care.
UNOS uses innovative methodologies to help the donation and transplant community share effective practices. The three-year COIIN project focused on increasing the use of high KDPI kidneys.
transplants performed this yearTotal Transplants January - September 2021 as of 10/21/2021
UNOS collaborates with the organ donation and transplant community to strengthen the system and save lives.
5 ways to improve the U.S. organ donation and transplant system
Based on the input of experts in our field, UNOS is proposing a five-part package of reforms to drive improvements to save even more lives.
New research and development projects
Partnering with industry experts, UNOS is engaged in three multi-year projects aimed at increasing organ utilization and improving transplant outcomes. The projects focus on simulation modeling, organ tracking and liver paired exchange.