Donate Life America is an organization supported by the transplant community. This group works at a local level to educate Americans on the need for organ donation. The Web site includes information on how to become an organ donor, other information on organ donation, and personal stories about organ donors and recipients. This group used to be called the Coalition on Donation.
American Society of Transplantation
15000 Commerce Parkway
Mt. Laurel, NJ 08054
Healthy Transplant is a Web site sponsored by the American Society of Transplantation. This Web site was created to help people learn about transplantation. Patients can build a profile and take an active role in their health care. The Web site was created to help patients and family members understand more about transplantation and help people be more involved in their health care.
Health Resources and Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
200 Independence Avenue SW
Washington, D.C. 20201
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services provides information on organ tissue donation and transplantation through its OrganDonor.gov Web site. It lists the number of people currently on the waiting list for transplants. It gives information on how to become an organ or tissue donor and describes the process of transplantation. It also provides information on research and guidelines, and it lists resources such as locations of transplant centers.
United Network for Organ Sharing
700 North 4th Street
The United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) is a
nonprofit scientific and educational organization that administers the nation's
only Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network (OPTN). It was established
by the U.S. Congress in 1984. UNOS collects and manages data about every
transplant event occurring in the United States, facilitates the organ matching
and placement process, and brings together health professionals, transplant
recipients, and donor families to develop organ transplantation policy.
Matches donors to recipients and coordinates
the organ-sharing process 24 hours a day, 365 days a
Maintains the databases that contain all clinical transplant
data for every transplant event that occurs in the United
Performs data analyses, fills data requests, produces the
Annual and other data reports, and authors authoritative
Monitors every organ match to ensure adherence to
UNOS policy, and works with the Board of Directors to develop equitable
policies that maximize the limited supply of organs.
to members of the transplant community. These services include seminar
planning, providing educational programs and workshops, and much more.
Provides assistance to patients, family members, and friends, and
sets professional standards for efficiency and quality patient
Raises public awareness about the importance of organ
Works to keep patients informed about transplant issues
Offers comprehensive travel and event planning to
assist organizations within the transplant community.
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May 20, 2011
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