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UNOS celebrates 34th anniversary founding

United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) was founded March 21, 1984, by the leadership of the South-Eastern Organ Procurement Foundation (SEOPF). UNOS was intended to become the nation’s organ transplant network, an idea that was still in development as Congress worked...

Public comment sought

The Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network (OPTN) offers policy proposals for public comment from January 22 through March 23, 2018. Comments and replies will be published on the OPTN public comment page, to promote transparency and trust in the national...

Board approves enhanced liver distribution system

Atlanta – The OPTN/UNOS Board of Directors, at its meeting December 4, approved a set of policy amendments to reduce geographic differences in liver transplant candidates’ access to a timely transplant. “Today’s action is an important step in enhancing equity for...

At two years, HOPE Act still offering hope

Two years since its implementation, the HIV Organ Policy Equity Act (also known as the HOPE Act) has continued to provide transplant opportunities for candidates with HIV who are willing to accept organ offers from HIV-positive donors. As of November 20, 2017, 34...