Matching organs. Saving lives.


The US is divided into 11 geographic regions to facilitate transplantation. In each region, a regional councillor, an associate regional councillor, and a staff administrator work together to coordinate regional activities such as regional meetings and regional education events for transplant professionals. Each region is represented by a regional councillor on the Board of Directors and has a representative on each of the standing committees. The regional system:

  • Provides an effective mechanism for communication among OPTN staff, the Board of Directors and the transplant community.
  • Facilitates the identification of geographically diverse transplant professionals to populate both the Board of Directors and committees.
  • Provides a forum for consensus building and transparency of work throughout the OPTN policy development process through regional meetings that are held twice a year during the public comment periods.

OPTN/UNOS regional map

Puerto Rico (Region 3) | Washington, DC (Region 2)

Learn more about each region:

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