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Effective practices

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Understand. Compare. Improve.

For UNOS Members: Research and data analytics that let you improve performance and increase transplant.
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Increasing transplants

Training resources: UNOS professional learning series

The Transplant Coordinators committee (TCC) series is just one of many learning series available on UNOS Connect. This series, developed by members of the TCC, gives you tools to acclimate new staff to the transplant field, help them continuously improve, and present solutions to problems faced by the transplant community.

Located in UNOS Connect, our learning management system, in course catalog> learning series, offerings include:

  • Explaining the waiting list
  • You’ve got what I need; partnerships for better donor collaboration & coordination
  • Leveraging UNet℠ reports
  • Coordinator retention (tips to reduce turnover)
  • Coordinating organ offers
  • Managing the inactive waitlist
  • Managing the waitlist
  • Role of a transplant coordinator

Learn more about UNOS Connect.

Collaborative research: UNOS LabsSM and SimUNetSM

UNOS Labs is a transformational collaborative research center that combines our industry expertise with data and technology to solve the most pressing challenges in the transplant system.

For donation and transplant professionals who want to increase transplant, SimUNet simulations offer a way to experiment with how different ways of displaying information (and how different types of information) can affect decision making.

Continuous improvement

Patient safety

A series of videos developed by the OPTN Operations and Safety Committee show how ineffective communication can lead to everything from hemodilution errors to the discard of a liver. You can access the following list of videos at UNOS Connect, UNOS’ learning management system.

  • Communication and documentation of organ allocation deviations (New!)
  • ABO verification in the OR
  • Hemodilution errors
  • Organ discards
  • Proactively avert errors


A toolkit of materials explains transplant policy issues and changes

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Member resources guide

Links to policies, bylaws, toolkits and other resources. Includes an introductory fundamentals section.

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Interested in increased efficiency?

UNOS technology specialists develop APIs that connect OPOs, transplant hospitals and histocompatibility centers so their applications can seamlessly exchange data with UNetSM applications. Learn about available APIs.

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