Connecting you to resources
Links on this page will lead you to resources on three websites: UNOS, Transplant Living, and OPTN.
COVID-19 vaccine FAQs
Find answers on the Transplant Living website
News for patients
Waiting time adjustment approved for kidney transplant candidates affected by race-based calculation
Previous use of race-based calculations disadvantaged some Black patients by overestimating their kidney function.
The OPTN will host a webinar for transplant patients to learn about upcoming changes to lung distribution.
Beginning Jan. 1, 2023, this new benefit helps cover the costs for immunosuppressive drugs beyond 36 months after transplant for patients with ESRD.
Liver and intestine
- About liver transplants
- Learn about liver policy, medical urgency and exception scores
- About intestine transplants
Learn how organs work, how to cover costs and find support groups, how to take care of a transplanted organ, and more.
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.