UNOS was established in 1984 to provide nationwide service to the transplant community. In 1986, UNOS was awarded its first federal contract to operate the Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network (OPTN). While operating the OPTN is our primary activity, UNOS strives to provide services and capabilities above and beyond contract to be sure that the work of America’s organ transplant and procurement community continues to advance and saves as many lives as possible.
Most often, UNOS designs its services and capabilities for transplant professionals and the patients they serve. We also developed other services to help fund our mission to save lives through transplantation. UNOS offers the following services and capabilities: