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Nov. 23 patient webinar: upcoming changes to kidney and pancreas allocation

COVID-19 patient questions

UNOS Chief Medical Officer David Klassen, M.D. answers questions about the waitlist, donor testing, and more.

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Living donation

Living donation provides an alternative to kidney and liver patients waiting on the national transplant list.

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Kidney disease and treatment

When your kidneys no longer work, you need to choose a treatment option.

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Stories of Hope

Transplant recipients, living donors, and donor families share how organ transplants transformed their lives.

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Understanding transplant costs

Transplants raise financial questions and concerns for patients. Learn how to make a plan with your team.

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lifesaving organ transplants in 2019


living donor transplants in 2019

Based on OPTN data as of Apr. 1, 2020. Data subject to change based on future data submission or correction.

Diagram of a kidney

More than 670,000 people in the United States live with end-stage renal disease and more than 100,000 people are on the kidney transplant waitlist. Learn the facts, risks, and benefits of:

  • Dialysis
  • Transplant from a deceased donor
  • Transplant from a living donor
  • Find a living donor
  • Become a living donor

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Stories of Hope

Idoreyin Obuba: My Kidney Memoir

Idoreyin Obuba: My Kidney Memoir

I underwent kidney transplant and was given a second chance at life. I am immensely grateful to this hero I never knew that saved my life.

Brian Montalbano: Heart Transplant x2

Brian Montalbano: Heart Transplant x2

I feel very blessed to be here today, fully understanding that someone had to pass away for me to have the chance I have; and to those donors and families I am forever grateful.

Living Donation

Living donation

Living donation is when a healthy living organ donor gives an organ such as a kidney or part of an organ such as a portion of a lung, liver, pancreas, or intestine to a recipient.



Before undergoing an organ transplant, it’s important to understand the costs. You will want to work with your transplant team make sure you have an individual plan to cover transplant costs.



In order for patients to have successful transplant outcomes, it’s important for organ recipients or living donors to have quality care and support before and after surgery. Learn more.

Find a support group

Find a support group

Receive support from other organ transplant patients and families by finding a support group near you. Click here to learn more and find the right type of support group for you or your family.

In the news

The Art of the SCAR: Redux

UNOS held its first ever virtual gallery opening for the Art of the SCAR, an exhibit making its second appearance. Watch the recorded virtual reception.