Saving lives together

Effective practices

A lightbulb used as a metaphor for shining the light on best practices.

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

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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