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Living donation

Living donation

More than 122,000 people are waiting for transplants,but the demand for organs far exceeds the supply. Living donation offers another choice for transplant candidates, and it extends the supply of organs.

Find educational resources, tools and news about living donation below:


Kidney paired donation toolkits

Toolkit 2: Policies, guidelines and other hospital resources

Educational webinars

Find them in UNOS Connect (“Kidney” section in the course catalog)

  • Introduction to kidney paired donation
  • Introduction to OPTN policy 13: kidney paired donation
  • Navigating the logistics of kidney paired donation
  • OPTN/UNOS kidney paired donation pilot program (KPDPP) town hall
  • Histocompatibility testing:
    • HST 100
    • SYS 102

Financial resources

Match offer resources


Living donation news

KPD tip of the month

Each month, we offer information and resources that can help increase KPD match success rates.

New living donor educational resource available Nov. 22

Despite educational efforts and a marked increase in follow-up form reporting percentages, many transplant programs are still falling short of the required minimum submission thresholds. Our new resource on UNOS Connect may be able to help.

In Memoriam: Elizabeth Sleeman

UNOS commemorates the life and contributions of former staff member Elizabeth F. Sleeman, M.H.A., who passed away March 4 at the age of 32.
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