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Education and training

UNOS provides educational resources that help patients, family members, friends, potential donors and medical professionals understand organ donation and transplantation.

Patient education

For patients in need of a transplant or learning to live with one, finding helpful information can be a daunting task. To help meet this challenge, UNOS provides a variety of resources:

  • Transplant Living website – No matter where you are in the transplant experience, Transplant Living can help you be prepared with helpful information, resources and tools.
  • Patient brochures – Find free information designed to help patients understand the organ transplant process. You can also request custom patient information packets here.
  • Frequently asked questions – Learn details about about how organ donation and transplantation work.

Professional education

In addition to providing helpful information to patients, UNOS is committed to providing resources to assist transplant professionals. Our broad range of educational services will help you navigate through the continuous changes.

Leaders are challenged to keep up with the ever-changing environment of donation and transplantation and keep their staff trained on current strategies, approaches, policies and processes. UNOS’ broad range of professional educational services will help you navigate through the continuous changes and keep your staff well trained.

Seminars and training

We offer in-person educational events tailored to meet the needs of either an individual center, a cluster of centers or a region. We maximize the productive time your staff spends on professional development by bringing our training to you. Training options include:

  • OPTN data boot camp
  • Crisis communication management
  • Data validation
  • Strategic planning
  • Data analysis
  • Statistical analysis and reporting
  • Writing in plain language
  • Generating effective presentations


The Transplant Management Forum brings together various professionals across transplant centers and OPOs to network and learn. Sessions held over two and half days expand your knowledge of operations, finances, strategies and more.

Attendees of these conferences are able to build partnerships and relationships with other transplant professionals and learn from established best practices.

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Webinars, e-learning modules and online training libraries

UNOS Connect provides easy access to all UNOS professional development offerings and UNetSM training needs. Through UNOS Connect, you can link to webinars, e-learning modules, patient safety videos and other online training resources.

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In the community

UNOS is active in the state, national and international health community, and collaborates with organizations across the country to reach thousands of individuals and families through exhibits at health fairs and business expos, community and sporting events and schools and universities. Staff and volunteers speak and distribute brochures and materials that educate and inspire family conversation. View our calendar of events >

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