Nov. 23 patient webinar: upcoming changes to kidney and pancreas allocation
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.
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:
- Transplant from a deceased donor
- Transplant from a living donor
- Find a living donor
- Become a living donor
Stories of Hope
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.
I have been sharing my story through UNOS, and I hope to tell the world. Please become an organ donor, and know there is life after Transplant. Any life you want.
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 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
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
Experience Debra O’Hearn’s journey from diagnosis to survival through her lens.
To everyone suffering from kidney disease, is on dialysis, waiting for the gift of life, anything. Do not give up hope! You fight the fight hard and understand miracles do happen.
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.