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Transplant recipients and professionals volunteer to give back, to learn, to develop policy. Learn about UNOS Ambassadors and other volunteer opportunities.
Stories of hope
James Price: Brighter days still to come
A lot of my friends call me Smiley.
My Family’s PKD Story: Blessings and heartbreak through seven transplants and a ruptured brain aneurysm
It’s amazing what a single heredity disease can do and all the implications and effects it can have on a family’s history.
Shirene Philipose: Taking off the white coat, putting on the hospital gown
I am so thankful for the gracious act of my donor and their family, for their decision of organ donation, and for God giving me a second chance at life.
Contact your donor family
There are important things to know when you decide to contact your donor family.
In the news
New lung allocation policy in effect
Effective March 9, 2023, the OPTN launched a new policy for matching lung transplant candidates with organs from deceased donors.
2022 organ transplants again set annual records
Total kidney transplants exceeded 25,000 for the first year ever; annual records also set for liver, heart and lung transplants.
New Medicare benefit available for kidney recipients
Beginning Jan. 1, 2023, this new benefit helps cover the costs for immunosuppressive drugs beyond 36 months after transplant for patients with ESRD.