Working together. Saving lives.

Providing more opportunity for transplant candidates

2015 in review

Marshall Jones, right, laughs with Dr. John Barcia of UVA Children's Hospital (Coe Sweet/UVA Health System via AP)

Changes to the national kidney transplant system are getting more organs to patients.(Photo: Coe Sweet/UVA Health/AP)

More than 30K transplants performed annually for first time in US, thanks to increased donations

The rate of organ transplant and deceased donation increased substantially in 2015. The number of living donors also rose.

This incredible ‪‎milestone‬ is possible only because of donors and their families who make the generous decision to share life through donation.

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30,974 transplants performed in 2015
This landmark achievement is a testament to the generosity of the American public to help others through donation, and their trust in the transplant system to honor their life-saving gift. OPTN/UNOS President Betsy Walsh, J.D.

Families like the Armsteads have helped drive a trend and set a new record

NBC News

Kristina Armstead felt powerless when doctors told her they couldn’t help her son. Just 8 years old, he was unconscious and dying fast from a brain hemorrhage caused by a rare birth defect.

She and her husband Cliff made a decision they say they’ll never regret. They donated their son’s organs — both kidneys, his liver and his pancreas.

Read full story

Joseph Armstead at almost age 5 (Family photo)

(Photo credit: Family photo)

500,000 US transplants performed since October 1987

Matching organs with patients in need

As of May 19, 2015, the national transplant allocation system developed by UNOS had coordinated 500,000 organ transplants from deceased donors in the United States since its beginning in October 1987. More than 250,000 recipients of these transplants are estimated to still be alive.

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organ transplants performed
in the US in 2015


organ transplants made possible through deceased donation in 2015


organ transplants made possible through living donation in 2015

Transplants By Organ Type – 2015


In 2015, 30,974 transplants were performed in the US

Data subject to change based on future data submission or correction.


HOPE ActOn Nov. 21, 2015, UNOS updated its national transplant policies and data systems to support a federal law that will allow the use of HIV-positive donor organs for HIV-positive candidates under a feasibility study. The federal HIV Organ Policy Equity Act (also known as the HOPE Act) is expected to allow more organs from HIV-negative donors to be used for HIV-negative candidates. Learn more >

Imagine now we take hundreds or maybe thousands of people off of the list, then everybody behind them moves forward. So people with HIV are benefited directly and everybody else on the list is benefited indirectly. And we’re all very excited to get started. Dr. Dorry Segev

associate professor of surgery, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine

President Barack Obama signs S. 330: HIV Organ Policy Equity Act during a signing ceremony in the Oval Office, Nov. 21, 2013. (Official White House Photo by Lawrence Jackson)

President Barack Obama signs S. 330: HIV Organ Policy Equity Act during a signing ceremony in the Oval Office, Nov. 21, 2013. (Official White House Photo by Lawrence Jackson)

OPOs share best practices
Sharing best practices to increase transplants

UNOS helps increase the number of transplants by providing members information that can help them continually improve outcomes. We share member practices that increase the number of lives saved so they can be implemented across the nation.

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vca - vascular allograft composites
Setting standards for face and hand transplants

The Board approved standards for Vascular Composite Allografts (VCAs), such as face and hand transplantation, including membership requirements for VCA programs, allocation of VCA from deceased donors and authorization of VCA donation from deceased donors.

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Increasing access to lung transplants for children

The Board approved lung allocation policy changes that will give pediatric candidates more chances to receive lungs from donors who are also younger than 18. This change is expected to increase the rate of lung transplants for children without significantly affecting adults.

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New kidney allocation system continues to achieve goals

Data analysis in 2015 shows that changes to kidney allocation policy are having the intended effects. Transplants have increased for the most difficult-to-match patients and those who were on dialysis for long time before being listed for a kidney. Longevity matching is also working.

Photo credit: Coe Sweet/University of Virginia Health System via AP

(Photo credit: Coe Sweet/University of Virginia Health System via AP)

New rules bringing kidneys to hardest-to-transplant patients

Associated Press

It’s been a year since the United Network for Organ Sharing changed rules for the transplant waiting list, aiming to decrease disparities and squeeze the most benefit from a scarce resource: kidneys from deceased donors. Now data from UNOS shows that the changes are helping certain patients, including giving those expected to live the longest a better shot at the fittest kidneys.

In Abingdon, Virginia, 8-year-old Marshall Jones was one of the lucky first recipients. A birth defect severely damaged his kidneys and a failed transplant when he was younger left his immune system abnormally primed to reject kidneys from 99 percent of donors.

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Five years of lifesaving service

Patients like Virginia turned to the kidney paired donation pilot program UNOS operates, which has arranged 170 kidney transplants since it began on October 27, 2010.

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UNOS operates on a fiscal year schedule beginning October 1 and ending September 30. This schedule coincides with the federal budget cycle, as UNOS holds the federal contract to operate the Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network (OPTN).

The OPTN is a cost-sharing and cost-reimbursement contract in which the federal government contributed $5,109,985 in federal appropriations and the transplant community contributed $39,786,934 of the $44,896,919 program in fiscal year 2015.

OPTN funding represents 79.0% of UNOS revenues. The remaining 21.0% of revenues comprised UNOS fees, data services, meeting registration fees and charitable contributions. These additional revenues provide resources needed to support the OPTN contract and supports the UNOS mission.

Revenues (fiscal year 2015)*

OPTN registrations and funding $44,896,919
Contributions $303,818
UNOS fees $8,760,388
Data services $1,468,262
Meetings & other $1,417,091
Total $56,846,478
UNOS Revenues, 2015

Expenses (fiscal year 2015)*

OPTN $44,896,919
Data services $1,106,267
Administration $570,909*
Fundraising $336,059
Other $4,623,121
Total $51,533,275

*General and administrative costs are offset by the indirect rate paid by the OPTN contract.

UNOS Expenses, 2015

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Thank you to our board of directors

We are proud to have a distinguished and dedicated group of professionals with a wide range of expertise and experience serving on our board. Together, we will continue to focus on developing policies that provide equitable organ allocation to patients registered on the national waiting list.

Note: Terms of service for outgoing UNOS Board of Directors members end June 30 each year, and terms of incoming members begin July 1 each year. The following list reflects members who served on the Board of Directors during any portion of calendar year 2015.

UNOS Board of Directors serving in 2015

Marwan B. Abouljoud, M.D., FACS

Henry Ford Hospital

Kenneth A. Andreoni, M.D.

Shands Hospital/University of Florida

Sharon M. Bartosh, M.D.

University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics

Yolanda T. Becker, M.D., FACS

University of Chicago Medicine

Carl L. Berg, M.D.

Duke University Hospital

A. Michael Borkon, M.D.

Saint Luke’s Hospital of Kansas City

Mindy M. Burchfield, RN, B.S.N., CPTC

Mayo Clinic Florida

John “Jay” R. Campbell, PA, J.D.

Blood Center of Wisconsin

Suzanne Lane Conrad, RN, M.S., CPTC

Iowa Donor Network

Mary Amanda Dew, Ph.D.

University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and Medical Center

Viken Douzdjian, M.D.

Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center

Trine Engebretsen, M.D., M.S

Stuart M. Flechner, M.D.

Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine

Cass Franklin, M.D.

Mercy Medical Center-Des Moines

Ray Gabel, B.A.

Midwest Transplant Network

John A. Gerlach, Ph.D., D(ABHI)

Michigan State University

James M. Gleason, B.S., M.A.

Kim B. Harbur, B.S.

Gift of Life

Julie K. Heimbach, M.D.

Mayo Clinic Rochester

Mitchell L. Henry, M.D.

The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center

G. Kent Holloway, M.S.F.

Lifeline of Ohio

Maryl R. Johnson, M.D.

University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health

Christopher M. Jones, M.D.

Jewish Hospital

Malek Kamoun, M.D., Ph.D.

Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

James Kiehm, B.S.

Heung Bae Kim, M.D.

Boston Children’s Hospital

Bradley T. Kornfeld, J.D.

Carrie D. Lindower, RN, M.B.A., CPTC, CCTC

SUNY Health Sciences Center at Stony Brook

Ruth A. McDonald, M.D.

Seattle Children’s Hospital

Laura Murdock-Stillion, M.H.A., FACHE

The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center

Kenyon W. Murphy, J.D.

Craig M. Myrick, RN, CPTC

Mary J. Nachreiner, B.S.P.T.

University of Wisconsin Organ and Tissue Donation

Walt Nickels, RN, B.S.N., CCRN, CPTC

Arkansas Regional Organ Recovery Agency

Kevin J. O’Connor, M.S., PA

LifeCenter Northwest

Donald Olenick, Esq.

Richard V. Perez, M.D.

UC Davis Medical Center

Richard E. Pietroski, M.S., CPTC

Gift of Life Michigan

Lloyd E. Ratner, M.D., M.P.H.

Columbia University/New York-Presbyterian Hospital

David J. Reich, M.D., FACS

Hahnemann University Hospital

Deanna L. Santana, B.S.

Sierra Donor Services

David Shaffer, M.D.

Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Michael E. Shapiro, M.D.

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

Julie L. Siegel, J.D.

Harvey Solomon, M.D.

St. Louis University Hospital

Robert J. Stratta, M.D.

Wake Forest Baptist Health

Susan A. Stuart, RN, M.P.M.

Center for Organ Recovery & Education

Stuart C. Sweet, M.D., Ph.D.

St. Louis Children’s Hospital

Tim E. Taber, M.D.

Indiana University School of Medicine

Anat R. Tambur, D.M.D., Ph.D., D(ABHI)

Northwestern University

Christie P. Thomas, M.B., FRCP, FASN, FAHA, FAST

University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine

Betsy J. Walsh, J.D., M.P.H.

W. Kenneth Washburn, M.D.

University Hospital

Charles E. Wright, M.D.

LifeLink of Florida

Vicky Young, Ph.D.

First non-clinician elected as president of UNOS

UNOS Board President, Betsy Walsh, has a personal connection to donation. In 1995, she donated a kidney to her older sister.

My service to UNOS is a way to give back while representing and serving as a voice for the diverse community of patients, donors and their families. Betsy Walsh

UNOS Board President

(Video | Duration: 3:17 )

Thank you to our supporters and volunteers

The work we do wouldn’t be possible without the generosity of our supporters and dedication of our volunteers. On behalf of the transplant community, we thank you for supporting UNOS’ lifesaving mission.


Astellas Pharma US, Inc.
Guidry & East, LLC

University of California, San Diego


Conquest Graphics
Custis Westham Fund of
     The Community Foundation Serving
     Richmond and Central Virginia
Judith Haskell Brewer Fund of
     The Community Foundation Serving
     Richmond and Central Virginia

Massey Foundation
Sharp Memorial Hospital
SunTrust Bank
The C.F. Sauer Company

The Joel Bieber Firm
VCU Health
Voltage Vapin’ Inc
Wells Fargo
Williams Mullen


Actuarial Benefits & Design Company
American Door & Glass, Inc.
American Society of Transplantation (AST)
Anonymous (1)
Apple Spice Junction
B & L Floorcovering, Inc.
Bank of America
Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center
BB&T Insurance Services
Clyde Bradshaw
Buckeye Transplant Services
Capital Ale House
Charles O. Strickler Transplant Center
Cherry Bekaert LLP
Cleveland Clinic Transplant Center
Clinical Consulting Associates, Inc.
ComedySportz Improv Theatre Richmond
Daybreak IT Solutions
DeFazio’s Catering
Dominion Payroll Services
Dunlap & Partners Engineers, P.C.
Easy 100.9
Erick Edwards
Essentra Porous Technologies Corp.
Facility Logix
F.W. Sullivan’s
Frederick Hadeed
Haley Buick GMC
Hill Electrical, Inc.
Houston Methodist J.C. Walter Jr.
     Transplant Center
James River Cellars Winery

Kona Grill
Lady N’awlins
Lex’s of Carytown
LifeCenter Organ Donor Network
LifeTrac, Inc.
Agnes M. Lilly
Lucky Foot
Mama J’s
McGuireWoods LLP
Mise En Place
Mississippi Organ Recovery Agency
Nacho Mama’s
OTTR Chronic Care Solutions
Owens & Minor
Paragon Financial Services
Partner MD
Patient First
Patriot Mechanical Corporation
Puritan Cleaners
Reco Foundation
Richmond International Raceway
Richmond Magazine
Richmond Primoid, Inc.
Richmond Times-Dispatch
Lisa Schaffner
Muriel Schwartz
Simply Delightful Catering and
     The Virginia Home
Dr. Mark & Debra Smith

St. David’s North Austin Medical Center
Sugar Soirée
Talley Sign Company
TeleResults Corporation
The PIMCO Foundation
The Steele Grille Catering
Titan Group
Transplant Analytics, Inc.
Transplant Management Group, LLC
Transplant Solutions
Travinia Italian Kitchen
UnityPoint Health – Iowa Methodist
     Transplant Center
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
University of Kentucky Transplant Center
Vaco Richmond, LLC
Dr. Paul & Sheila Vakselis
Virginia Biotechnology Research Park
Virginia Union University
Marc Waldor
White House Catering
Whitley Service Roofing &
     Sheet Metal Company
William Jeffrey’s Fine Diamonds
     and Jewelry
Wiseco Piston Company, Inc.


Abbott Northwestern Hospital
Adelman Travel Group
Bonnie Agnell
Anne Allen
Dudley Allen
Allstate Giving Campaign
Adam Alper
Altria Client Services, Inc.
Amazon Smile
Ameriprise Financial-Mcree & Associates
Karen Ammar
Tracy Amweg
Carrie Anderson
Marcia Anderson
Mike Anderson
Diane Andrews
David Angelucci
Anonymous (13)
Sally Arbogast
Steven Arend
Dogdoe Arjani
Arlington Administrator’s Association
Woody Armentrout
Kate Armfield
Judith A. Asbury
Kaitlyn Asbury
Robert Ascolese
AT&T Employee Giving Campaign
Blessen Babu
Harris Bacon
Caitlyn Baker
Banfield Veterinary Hospital
Benjamin Barefoot
Ronnie, Carol Barr & Family
Danielle Barrett
Barbara Barry
Susan Bartunek
Dr. Lynn Batten
Robert Baumann
Bayview Dental Arts
Dr. Thomas Beard
Kimberly Beasley
Glynn Behmen
Benefit Professionals, Inc.
Richard Bennett, Jr.
Geroge & Virginia Berger
Patricia Bergeron
William Bermann
Myrna Bernstein
Kathryn Blair
Richard Blair
Earl Blasi
Mandi Bohrer
Edward Bos
Dianne Bowman
Leanne Bowman
Wayne Boy
Virginia Bozarth
Barry & Butch Bradburn
Weldon Bradshaw
Grace Brennan
Melinda Brennan
Roger Brinkmeier
Henry Brissette, Jr.
Susan Britt
Suzanne Britt
Erin Broekhuysen
Turner Broughton
Wade Broussard
David & Susan Brown
Doreen Brown
Haskell Brown, III
Dr. Ken Brown
Ken & Buff Brown
Roger Brown
Nicholas Brunner
Aaron Bullock
Beverly Bullock
June Buntin
Dr. Jim & Karen Burns
Brad Burshem
Annette Butera
Andrew Byrnes
Calvin & Darlene Calvert
Betty Campen
Gerard Canavan
John Cario
Keith Carlson
Patricia Carmichael
Debbie Carroll
Robin Caspari
CAST, Inc.
Joanne Castro
Wanda Caudill
Central Virginia Area CFC
CFC of The National Capital Area
CFCSENC Fund-0656
Paula Charlton
Jade Chen
Yulin Cheng
Chesapeake Bay Area CFC
Chesterfield County Police Department
Chicago Golf Club
Marjorie Childress
Richard Chou
Robert Christensen
Ciena Cares Matching Gifts Program
Mark Cipolletti
Ashby Clark
Gloria Clark
Classmates at Fortuna Union High School
Classmates at Longwood University School
     of Nursing
Ray Cliff
Coastal Carolina Combined Federal Campaign
Tim Cockey
Elizabeth Coe
Richard & Kathleen Coe
Glenda Cognevich
Barbara Cole
Susanna Cole
J. Coleburn
Kathryn Coleburn
Monique Colley
Earl Collins
Gary Collins
Thomas Collins
Combined Federal Campaign
Commonwealth Law Group
Commonwealth of Virginia Campaign
Community Health Charities of Arizona
Theresa Conklin
Anna Cook
Vanessa Coombs
Cassandra Cossitt
Shandie Covington
Cranbrook Saturday 8 a.m. Hockey Group
CrossFit Kemah
Maura Crossin
Leo Dagostin
Beverly Davis
Jeffrey Davis
Matt Davis
Carla De La Rosa
Michael De Vries
Katherine and Randall DeCastro
James Dempsey
Dennisville Hunt Club
Danae Derby
Dr. John DeSimone
William Dial
Louise DiCarlo
Gina Dierks
Joel Dierks
Maythel Dierks
Christine Dobo
Ruth Dolney
Melissa Dombrow
Joseph Donnelly
Gena Doyle
Alan Dozoretz
DPISD Special Services
Leanne Drake
Patricia Dresser
Paula Dubay
Lisa Dudley
Ed Earnest
Ebony Volunteer Fire Department
Jared Edgar
Elliott Company of Indianapolis, Inc.
Dr. Mary D. Ellison
Joseph Enright
Enterprise Fleet Management
Ernst & Young, LLP
Brian Essner
Marilyn Essner
Charles Etter
Binford & Jewell Farlow
Peter Farrell
Rochelle Faul
FedEx Services
Tommy Fell
Jessie Fernandez
Fife Family Foundation, Inc.
Jill Finnie
First Freewill Baptist Church
Jean Ann Fisher
James & Evelyn Fluegel
Effie Ford
Alan Forman
Fortuna Redwood Auto Xpo
John Fraley
Jacque Frame
Amy Fulford
G. W. Norrell Contracting Co., Inc.
Raymond Gabriel
David Gallagher
Reava Gardner
Cynthia Garner
Alexander Garza
Arlene Gates
Jennifer Gavin
GHT Insurance Services

Tracy Giacoma
Will Gillett
Dr. George Gilly, Jr.
Charles Giovannini
Marianna Giovannini
Give With Liberty
Dr. Terrence Gleason
Global Impact
Russell Glover
Sarah Goad
Elaine Goldman
Casey Gomez
Tom Gonzales
Sharon Gordon
M. Gough
Leigh Grant
Greater Indiana CFC
Greater North Carolina Area CFC
Matilda Grubrich
Garrett Grunewald
Matthew Guercio
Christina Guiney
Gulf Coast CFC
Bernice Guy
Claire Guy
Leonor Hamilton
Stephanie Hansen
Robert Hardgrove
Jillian Harris
Judy Harris
Pete Harrison
Jeffrey Hart
Virginia Haught
Barry Hawes
Michael Heinl
Leslee Hernandez
John Heroff
John Hill
Robert Hodge
J.W.F. Holliday
Amanda Hollis
Ralph Hollister
Connie Holmes
Holthaus Family
James Horine
Barry Huber
Arthur Huey
Emily Huff
Charlotte Hunsucker
Joan Husband
Mona Hush
David Hutchison
IBM Employee Charitable Contribution Campaign
Illowa CFC
James Michaele Imbrogno
Debra Ingersoll
Allen Jackson
Andrew Jacob
Carolyn Jacobs
Jaguar Land Rover North America, LLC
Jamestown Friends Meeting
Florence James-Wingard
Glenn Jansky
MaryAnn Jarrett
Mamie Jenkins
Jewish Woman’s Club
Carl & Marsha Johansen
John G. Walton Construction Company, Inc.
John Muir Medical Center Walnut Creek, PACU
Johnson & Johnson
Harry Johnson, Jr.
Phyllis Johnson
Mike Jonas
Heather Jones
Jean Jones
Melissa Jones
Natalie Jones
Ron Joyce
Rene Juridico
John Just
Patrick Kacani
Susanne Kahler
Dale Kalkofen
Ellen Karnisky
Susan Kastelic
David Katz
Sheron Keils
Brian Kennedy
John Kennedy
Timothy Kidd
Paul Kincheloe
William Kindorf
King of Pops Richmond
Barbara King
Gregory & Marci King
Kirkland & Ellis Foundation
Clark Kleinheinz
Rita Knight
David Koepp
Jane Koonce
Mary Jane Kozlowski
William Kruschel
Kevin Kuenzel
Robert Kunzelman
Oscar Lagerlund
Jeff Landherr
Lina Landrigan
Dr. Michael Lane
Larchmont Public Library
Kiki Larkin
Anne Lauterbach
Kathy LaValla
Winifred Lawless
Edward Lawson
Dr. Ralph & Mrs. Elle Layman
Shante Lee
James Lewis
Jerry Lewis
Lucy Liebert
Debra Lien
Ellen Light
Local Governments and Schools
     United Way Campaign
Kate Lockett
Susan London
E. Jeffreys Love
Cynthia Lowden
Victoria Lowe
Roland Lucas
Lunenburg-Nottoway Educational Foundation Kenston Forest School
Jamie Lynn
Jerry Mabry
Juanita Mabry
Robin Maddix
Maids of Mirth
Barbara Maitland
JoAnn Malone
John Maloney
David Mann, II
Benoit Marquet
Diana Marsh
Beth Marshall
John Marshall
Anthony Mascitti
Margie Masoner
Dr. Paul Masterson
Martha Mattocks
Normond McAllister, Jr.
McCartney Construction Company, Inc.
Tim, M.B. & Michael McCartney
Cliff McClenney
Michael McCormack
Heidi McCoy
John McCullough
Elyse McKenney
Dorothy McLean
Joe McNish
Meadowbrook Elementary School
Richard Megica, Jr.
Merck Foundation
Thomas Messina
MHS Class of 59
Microsoft Matching Gifts Program
Harry Milam
Bob Miller
Priscilla Miller
Peyton Millikan
Marghe Mills-Thysen
Deborah Moen
Tim Moen
Montgomery Post 429, American Legion
Barry F. Moore, Jr.
James, Kevin & Alaina Moore
Clarisse Morgan
Lindsey Morgan
Christine Morris
Derek & Rory Morrison-Smith
Morton G. and Nancy P. Thalhimer
Michael Moskowitz
Nona Moskowitz
Peggy Moskowitz
Judy Mullen
Duane Muller
Amanda Covington Mullins
N. Chasen and Son, Inc.
Chris Nalley
Mark Neese
Tracey Nettell
Network for Good
Netzaberg Middle School
Newell Roadbuilders, Inc.
Karen Nichols
JoAnn Nick
Marie Nicolo
Raymond Niebling
Paul Nigrelli
Catherine Nitti
Nordan Contracting Company, Inc.

Kathleen O’Grady
Thomas Olbrych
Joseph Organ
Marcia Organ
Marilyn Organ
Morton Ornstein
Teresa Overby
Mimi Owen
Ozark Safety Services, LLC
Ozark Striping Company, Inc.
Richard Pagnotta
Matt & Megan Palucis
Melissa Parry
Anne Paschke
Catherine Payne
Sharon Strong Peple
John Persons
Joyce Peterson
Melissa Phillips
Shawn Phillips
Sanford Pinkerton
Christina Pominville
Carolyn Pope
Susan Porter-Schmidt
Mary Potter
Steve Potter
Wheeler Powell
Tom Powers
Profound Productions
Robert Publicover
Questel Orbit
Jamie & Marion Quina, Jr.
Mark Radick
Bruce Ragsdale
Nehal Ramchandani
Chuck Rayfield
Gretchen Rehm
Richard Reid
Christine Reilly
Mike Reinsel
Charles Renfroe
Marye Restrepo
Retail Merchants Association
Jennifer Reuss
Reynolds Lighting Supply, Co.
Bob & Jan Reynolds
Allison Ribeiro
Kim Richardson
Louise Richardson
Richmond City Attorney Office
Scott Ried
Riley’s Village
Irene Rinaldi
Kenneth Robertson
Erica Rogers
Pat Rose
Daniel Rosen
Sandy Ross
Jeffrey & Debbie Rothstein
Marie Royce
Elizabeth Rubin
Russell Thompson Butler & Houston, LLP
Greg & Jamie Saad
Safety Plus Inc
Dorothy Sager
Diane Saieva
Dr. Sumanta Saini
Dr. James Sanderson, Jr.
Brian Sanger
Sandra Sannes
James & Laurinda Satryb
Carmelo Scaglione
Kristen Scampoli
Mary Scannell
Nancy Schaeffer
Bill Schmidt
Jim & Betty Schnellenberger
Eva Scott
Robert Scott
Stuart M. Seaton, Jr.
Jan Shaftel
Tim Shanahan
Peter Shaw
Linda Shea
Jeremiah Sheehan
Linda Shepherd
Ronald Sherman
Frank Shields
Francis Shiring
Estelle Short
Julie Shumaker
Page Shurley
Ruth Sidorowicz
Roberta Sigmund
Silicon Valley Community Foundation
Nell Simmons
Lenny Skelton
Judy Smith
Rebecca Smith
Jo Anne Snyder
James Sorensen
Tsvetelina Sowers
Catharine Spangler
Norman Spieler
Spotless Window Cleaning Company
George Sprague
Michael Stahl
John Stallings
Jeff Stark
James Stegmaier
Jill Steinhoff
Stetson Sisters
Ken Stimson
Carol Streeter
Dean Strom
Kate Suko
Loretta Sullivan
Barbara Summers
Mark Sumner
John Sutfin
Carl Swan
Dr. Stuart Sweet
T. R. Miller Class of 1980
Dr. Nickolai Talanin
Angela Tanous
J. Fred Tate
Gloria Taylor
Jeremy Taylor
Linda Taylor
Akito Tezuka
The Benevity Community Impact Fund
The Endoscopy Suite at Good Samaritan Hospital
Gwen Thomas
Wyllie Thompson
Christopher Thomson
Dellie Thomson
Jeri Thomson
Ryan Tish
Victor Toft
Gail Tompkins
Shirley Townsend
Transplant Institute at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Wayne Traylor
Thomas Trexler
TRIO Community Support Programs
Virginia Triplett
Dyan Troxel
Margherita Tucci
Twin Hickory Elementary School
Lacy Uebel
June Um
UMS-Wright Preparatory School
United Way of Greater Richmond & Petersburg
United Way of Palm Beach County, Inc.
United Way of the National Capital Area
Urban Land Institute Richmond
Tom Van Alen
Janet Vanderhorst
David Vanstavern
Leonard Verrastro
John Vetter
David Vignolo
Virginia Society of Associaton Executives
Jim Waitzman, Jr.
Lauri Walker
Richard Walker
Norman Walton
Ward International Trucks
Dr. William Ward
Dennis Washington
Gary Watkins
Judith Webster
Diane Weinstein
William Weirich
Welborne United Methodist Men
Dr. and Mrs. Gary Wenzel and Family
Jacklyn West
Linda Wetmore
Ken Wheeler
Robert Whitaker
James White, Jr.
Paul Whitfield
Frank Whitmore
Vonna Willcockson
Jameka W. Williams
Paul Williams
Vincenza Williams
Todd Wilson
Tom Wilson
Trevi Wilson
C. H. Wisenbaker, III
Eliza Wolff
Marilyn Wolff
Lori Wood
Wyandot Counseling Associates, LLC
James Wylie
Joe Wysowski
Herman Yeatts
Kaley Zaharris
Mary Frances Zelenak
Laura Zugel

Honorariums and Memorials

The following individuals and groups inspired honorary and memorial gifts in 2015.

Adam Abubaker
Adhami Family
All donors and their families
Gary Andreas
Michael Arioli
Annie Babu
Sage Bagley
Barry’s donor
David Michael Bell
Joel Bieber and The Joel Bieber Firm
Kimberly Ann Bigler
Randall Jack Billingsley
Jason Blatter
Kevin Bradley
Weldon Bradshaw
Robert J. Brooks
Bruce Brownstein
Stephen G. Brunner
Elmore Smith Buchan, Jr.
Donald Wade Buchanan
Glenda Fay Bullock
David Burroughs
Jim Carroll
Paul Michael Carter
Rick L. Charlton
Lester Leitner Cherry
Robert Cugini
Ron De La Rosa
Daniel Denman
Daniel Anthony Depweg
Hector Diaz-Luna, MD & the Kidney Transplant Team
David Charles Dierks
John Edwin Dilbeck
Donate Life Staff
Dan Dwyer
Dena Essner
James Evers

Chet Fannon
Kim Fennel
George Allen Fields
Cameron K. Gallagher
Colleen Gleason
Jane Cole Godin
God’s love
Barbara Gordon-Ball
Leigh Grant
Dr. Meera Gupta & Dr. Antonio Garcia
Jonathan Harris
Margaret Harris
Paula Hart
Catherine M. Horine
Chris Hudson
Jeffrey Isais
Glenn Jansky
Dr. Dennis L. Johnson
Patricia Johnson
Monica Ford Kantzler
Richard H. Karnisky
Seth Kramer
Edward Kelly
Harold Lane
Trina Lawson
James C. Lilly
Donald D. Lucas, Jr.
Michael Masoner
John M. Matthews
Brian Mays
Robert D. McClain
William Charles McGuire
Colin Moore
McNeil Mosteller
Robert Hurt Motley
My donor (2)
Ronald R. Nichols
Ginny Niebling
EJ Prendergast

John Latimer Quimby, Jr.
Retail Merchants Association Board of Directors
Shelly Ryan Patterson
Betsy Pekar
Dr. Fernando Raudales & the Las Palmas Transplant Team
Darrell Laverne Rempfer
Brian Rickert
Michael Rinaldi
Giuseppe Saieva
David R. Schutte
Thelma Elizabeth Sergent
Robert Shaw
James H. Shea
Braton Shewey
John R. Shumaker
Helen Silverman
James C. Spark
Staff of Transplant Institute at BIDMC
Jamie Stroup
Dwight and Rita Sullivant-Roberts
Chris Sumner
Deborah C. Surlas
Dr. Brian Susskind
Zarmehr Tavaria
Cindy Teague
Transplant House- Seattle
Forrest Glenn Triplett
Unknown donor
Judy Violante
Ryan Walden
Stephen C. Weight
Dan & Lori Welden
Shirley White
Paul E. Whitfield
Matthew Burch Williams
Marilyn Wolff
Julia E. Yuille

Deborah C. Surlas Legacy for Life Society

UNOS is proud to acknowledge those who have demonstrated their commitment to our mission by making a planned gift. This society is named to honor kidney-pancreas recipient, patient advocate, nurse and longtime UNOS board and committee volunteer Debi Surlas, who died in February, 2015.

Debi Surlas
  • Deborah C. Surlas*
  • Margaret Allee, R.N., JD
  • Jane Cole Godin*
  • Walter K. Graham
  • Lisa Hubbard*
  • Paul Oldam*
  • Vicki F. Sauer
  • James P. Trunck
  • James Wynn, M.D.


Deborah C. Surlas Legacy for Life Society

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Annual reports give us the opportunity to report on our recent achievements. Throughout our history, UNOS has been involved in hundreds of projects to bring together the transplant community to save lives through organ donation and transplantation.

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