United Network for Organ Sharing


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United Network for Organ Sharing

See UNOS.

United Network for Organ Sharing

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UNOS

An organization established in 1984 to facilitate donation of organs for possible transplantation. Website: www.unos.org.
See: organ donation
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Each is linked to the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS), an organization that maintains the national waiting list.
(5.) United Network for Organ Sharing._Minimum procurement standards for an organ procurement organization (OPO).
The following are the required components of psychosocial evaluations for living unrelated kidney donors, as agreed to by a panel convened by the United Network for Organ Sharing, the American Society of Transplant Surgeons, and the American Society of Transplantation:
The legislation, which was introduced by openly gay HIV-positive representative Larry, McKeon and is expected to be signed by the governor, could also force the United Network for Organ Sharing into ending its nationwide ban of HIV-positive donors.
Candidates for kidney transplants top the waiting list published by the United Network for Organ Sharing, followed by liver candidates and lung candidates.
Seventeen individuals die every day waiting for a transplant, according to the United Network for Organ Sharing. As a result of the tremendous unfilled need, Richard Hirth, associate professor of health management and policy at the School of Public Health, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, believes that the organ procurement system requires closer monitoring.
(3) See United Network for Organ Sharing, Help Save a Life, at
About 4,100 people in the United States are waiting for heart transplants, according to the United Network for Organ Sharing, a group that tracks those numbers.
Organ transplants rose 5.4 percent in 2000 compared with 1999, according to preliminary data released by HHS' Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) and the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS).
The United Network for Organ Sharing, the nonprofit group based in Richmond, VA, that distributes organs for transplants, has proposed using blood tests to decide which patients would receive livers for transplants, noted The New York Times.
Researchers at the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) in Richmond, Va., compared organ transplant operations performed from January 1988 through April 1992 with those done from May 1992 through April 1994.
The United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS), a national data bank for organ transplant facts and statistics, reported that between 1988 and 1996 the number of annual liver transplantations performed more than doubled (UNOS, 1997).

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