Connecting you to resources
Links on this page will lead you to resources on three websites: UNOS, Transplant Living, and OPTN.
News for patients
The National Donor Memorial inspires us “to reflect on what it means to be an organ, eye or tissue donor.”
Resource especially designed to inform transplant patients and their caregivers.
Your voice matters. I urge you to take advantage of this opportunity to help make the system work better for people like you.
Liver and intestine
- About liver transplants
- Learn about liver policy, medical urgency and exception scores
- About intestine transplants
Data and trends
UNOS research staff aggregate national OPTN data and analyze trends in transplantation. By tracking data at national, regional and individual institutional levels, UNOS researchers strive to identify opportunities to increase the number of transplants.
Allocation calculators are important tools that transplant professionals and patients use to determine various scores that influence a candidate’s priority on the waiting list and likelihood of receiving a transplant.
Learn more about the scores on the OPTN:
How are national transplant policies made? Many voices come together—including yours—to develop policies that make transplant fair and equitable for all patients. The community is developing a more equitable system of allocating deceased donor organs. This approach is called continuous distribution.
Who gets to determine policy? You do. Public comment is open twice a year. Learn more.
How do we track policy success? See how liver, kidney and pancreas policies are working.