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Nov. 30: Support UNOS to save more lives. Make a gift, spread the word and rally friends and family!

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Check out Transplantation Journey, a webinar series for UNOS Ambassadors.

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COVID-19 patient questions

UNOS Chief Medical Officer David Klassen, M.D. answers the vaccine-related questions you’ve been asking.

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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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2021 transplants


transplants performed this year

Total Transplants January - October 2021 as of 11/25/2021

2021 donors, deceased and living



Total Donors January - October 2021 as of 11/25/2021

Webinar series

Transplantation Journey

On-demand webinars about issues that matter to patients and their loved ones. Patient COVID questions answered: Recording now available

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Kidney transplants

There are many options to consider when you have end-stage renal disease. Walk through your options.

Stories of Hope

Jennifer Wickliffe: Hunter Lives On

Jennifer Wickliffe: Hunter Lives On

Our son was able to save the lives of four people and help with research and education. In knowing that our son lives on has given us a peace that I do not believe we would have been able to obtain.

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

Jill, living kidney transplant recipient, with Jon Lee, kidney donor and recipient of the 2021 National Donor Memorial Award for Excellence

National Donor Memorial Award for Excellence

UNOS has awarded Jon Lee the 2021 National Donor Memorial Award for Excellence in recognition of his advocacy for living kidney donation.

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