United Network for Organ Sharing


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United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS)

[yo̅o̅′nos]
a national organization for the collection and distribution of body organs that can be used in transplants. Hospitals advise relatives of newly deceased patients about the availability of UNOS service in arranging organ donations.

United Network for Organ Sharing

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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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Egan, chair of the United Network for Organ Sharing lung allocation subcommittee.
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.
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).
As of November 1996, there were 49,000 patients registered on the United Network for Organ Sharing waiting list.
Every day seven people die while waiting for organ transplants, says Esther Benenson of the United Network for Organ Sharing.
The United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) issued a statement deploring the violence directed at American citizens and emphasized that "adoption for theft of foreign children to be murdered for their body parts does not take place in the United states.
While little is known about the actual operation, according to the United Network for Organ Sharing, which manages the transplant network in the U.
United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS), a federally funded initiative, manages most transplant surgeries in the United States.
The current contractor, United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS), has been at the center of a controversy over a new HHS rule that emphasizes getting organs to the sickest patients first, regardless of where they live.

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