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Patient brochure formats

To help patients understand organ allocation policies, UNOS offers brochures in two formats:

  • PDF format available below
  • Printed format available for order at the UNOS store (1-3 copies are free)

Multiple listing

Info for transplant candidates who want to list at multiple centers.


Q&A: Transplant candidates and families about multiple listing and waiting time transfer

Lung allocation

Easy-to-read information explaining the policy change.

Patients: Q&A about lung allocation policy

Heart allocation

Easy-to-read information explaining how hearts are allocated.

Patients: Q&A about heart allocation 

Liver allocation

Information about how the Model for End-Stage Liver Disease (MELD) and Pediatric End-Stage Liver Disease (PELD), numerical scales that are currently used for liver allocation.


Patients: Q&A about liver allocation policy

Understanding MELD and PELD

Español: ¿Qué es el modelo MELD / PELD?

Kidney allocation

Information about how less-commonly used kidneys are allocated.


Patients: Q&A about kidney allocation

Pancreas allocation

Information for transplant candidates and families that explains the types of pancreas transplants, getting listed and how these organs are allocated.


Patients: Q&A about pancreas, simultaneous pancreas-kidney and islet allocation


Web resources: An explanation of Calculated Panel Reactive Antibody (CPRA) and its importance in organ transplantation.

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