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“It is a responsibility to fight for it,” says heart recipient José and his sister, Alejandra

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UNOS news, policy changes

Liver allocation policy reverted to DSA and regions

Find updated policy language on the OPTN website. Read the system notice and view the latest updates here.


UNOS news, liver

Liver allocation policy to revert to DSA-based system May 23

Please refer to this page for the latest news and important updates about liver distribution policy changes: View the latest liver policy updates


Juniper, heart recipient

Juniper, heart recipient

On September 17, 2014 Juniper received a lifesaving heart transplant. Read her story.


Lindsay Ess, double hand recipient

Lindsay, double hand recipient

Double hand recipient Lindsay Ess, who is the patient representative on the new VCA committee, proudly shows her support of UNOS at our United for UNOS event.


CJ, kidney recipient, story of hope

CJ, kidney recipient

As a travelling comedian, he shares his transplant story with humor and realism. C.J. founded the non-profit WeCareRVA and is an avid UNOS community volunteer.


Jodi, story of hope

Jodi, non-directed kidney donor

Jodi donated her kidney in 2013 as part of a kidney paired exchange at Piedmont Atlanta Hospital. “Donating has been one of the most impactful experiences of my life, and I’ve had the good fortune not just to meet my recipient, Julie, and her husband, Ray, but to get to know them well,” said Jodi, who is a wellness coach.


Sydney, organ donor, story of hope

Sydney, organ donor

8-year-old Sydney Elizabeth received her angel wings on June 21, 2017. A 3-year-old received Sydney’s heart, and Sydney will always be in her parents’ hearts.


Jim Price with son Andrew

Jim, liver recipient

“After a successful transplant performed by Dr. Amit Sharma on Thursday August 22, 2013, I returned to a normal life.”


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