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Actions to strengthen the U.S. organ donation and transplant system

Transparency: Increase transparency in OPO, hospital and system performance by making more comparative data available publicly


Increased transparency is critical to drive greater public and community trust in the nation’s organ donation and transplant system.

UNOS Action

As the OPTN contractor, UNOS developed and published the Lung Monitor Dashboard—a first of its kind organ-specific monitoring dashboard that was previously only available to transplant professionals and not the public. The dashboard reports data on key equity in allocation measures. It can also monitor the impact of policy changes based on the geography of where transplant hospitals are located and if they are in rural or urban areas. It serves as an important complement to the static monitoring reports for continuous distribution of lungs.

The dashboard became publicly available in November 2023 following HRSA approval.

Additionally, UNOS, as the OPTN contractor, developed interactive organ procurement organization (OPO) organ recovery and usage maps, which display both OPO and hospital-level recovery and transplant information. This information is based on donor characteristics selected by the user, as well as an organ usage map that displays which programs are transplanting the organs from those same donors. UNOS is advocating that HRSA make additional dashboards available to deliver at-a-glance information to the public, patients and policymakers.

The UNOS Action Agenda reflects the needs of the broader donation and transplant community.

All stakeholders, including UNOS, share a common mission:

Get as many transplantable organs as possible to patients who need them, fairly, equitably and efficiently.

All parts of the national system must be held accountable for making sure that this happens. The transplant community and the OPTN must provide the highest level of service to patients and the greatest level of transparency to the public who have charged them with this lifesaving work.

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