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The United Network for Organ Sharing is a private (non-government), nonprofit organization. Every transplant hospital, organ procurement organization (OPO) and histocompatibility lab in the U.S. is a member of UNOS. The connection between the organ donor and the recipients is UNOS.
The United Network for Organ Sharing is for:
Since 1986, UNOS has matched organs for nearly 200,000 patients.
National transplant systems around the world, including the United Kingdom, Germany, Spain, Japan, South America, Mexico and Canada were modeled after UNOS.
UNOS was developed in two ways.
Years ago, transplant hospitals discovered that if they shared organs they would make better use of the limited number of donors. This was an informal system that helped more people get transplants.
In 1984, the government decided that:
In 1984, Congress passed the National Organ Transplantation Act (NOTA) making these things possible.
About 15 percent of funding comes from the federal government to run the OPTN and the national Scientific Registry.
The remainder comes from the UNOS operating budget, membership fees, charitable contributions and project grants from foundations and corporations.
UNOS is located in Richmond, Virginia.
Visit the Contact section on the UNOS website.
Call 888-TX INFO-1 for information about transplantation.
Call 800-355-SHARE for organ and tissue donation information.
1100 Boulders Parkway, Suite 500
P.O. Box 13770
Richmond, VA 23225-8770
Learn more about the UNOS waiting list.
Children's Hospital's main campus is located in the Lawrenceville neighborhood. Our main hospital address is:
UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh
One Children’s Hospital Way
4401 Penn Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15224
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