Patient safety

Important COVID-19 updates and latest data

Keeping patients safe

Find alerts, policies and guidance to keep transplant patients safe and reduce the risk for disease transmission here:

Patient safety resources

Effective practices

Go to UNOS Connect and sign in to access all webinar recordings for transplant professionals. Learn more about UNOS Connect and other educational offerings.

Root cause analysis


Use this application to enter data on candidates, recipients and donors. If you can’t access the site, your hospital or OPO site administrator can help you.

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Important patient safety notices

Special pathogens update

If an organ donor tests positive for carbapenem-resistant enterobacteriaceae, coronavirus or influenza, they must be reported in the UNet Improving Patient Safety portal as a potential donor-derived disease transmission event.

Recall notice affects IV solutions

ICU Medical Inc. has issued a voluntary recall for four specified lots of intravenous sodium chloride solutions and one specified lot of intravenous dextrose solution due to the potential for flexible container leaks.

Keep patient safety contact info current

You now have self-serve access through the Secure Enterprise homepage to update your institution’s patient safety contact information. Please take a moment to review your contact listing and update any out-of-date information.

The National Organ Transplant Act (NOTA) of 1984 called for an Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network (OPTN) to be created and run by a private, non-profit organization under federal contract.

UNOS was first awarded the national OPTN contract in 1986 by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. UNOS continues as the only organization ever to operate the OPTN.

Effective March 16, 2000, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) implemented a Final Rule establishing a regulatory framework for the structure and operations of the OPTN.

View the final rule now

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