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New national liver and intestinal organ transplant system in effect Feb. 4, 2020

The United Network for Organ Sharing’s mission is to unite and strengthen the donation and transplant community to save lives. Learn more about what we do and how the national transplant system works with these resources.

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How the nation’s transplant system works: A visual journey

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Voices in Transplant

Read UNOS’ Voices in Transplant blog featuring perspectives from the organ donation and transplant community about innovations, improvements and insights that are strengthening the national donation and transplantation system. 


Access the latest available data on transplantation in the United States, including the current waiting list, survival rates, median waiting times and the number of transplants performed.

Facts about organ donation

Learn about organ, eye and tissue donation

Organ allocation policy

Find all current OPTN policies, including allocation policy for each organ, and access our policy brochures.

Glossary of terms

Understand concepts and terminology used in discussing donation and transplantation.

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