Kidney and pancreas policy development updates

What happened in public comment? See what the community had to say

Living donation: last year, more than 6,500 people became living organ donors

How do liver candidates get prioritized for transplant? Understanding the NLRB

Learn about the liver distribution policy passed by the Board of Directors in December 2018

Effective Friday, May 24, 2019

10 things UNOS is doing to increase organ utilization




Data & tools


lifesaving transplants performed this year

View number of candidates waiting.

Saving lives together

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Special public comment:

Access for urgent liver candidates in Hawaii and Puerto Rico, Dec. 5 – Jan. 9


Key takeaways for busy transplant professionals


Tue 10

OPTN Histocompatibility Committee Meeting

Dec 10, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Wed 11

OPTN Living Donor Committee Meeting

Dec 11, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Wed 11

OPTN Living Donor Committee Meeting

Dec 11, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Policy changes

Virtual tour

Explore the National Donor Memorial

Learn more about the memorial and read how UNOS honors donors.


A giving community

Thank you for giving to #LifeGivingTuesday. Your gift supports our lifesaving mission.

The annual UNOS National Tree of Life Celebration honors the generosity of donors. Watch the recorded ceremony on UNOS’ Facebook page.

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