Resources and More Information

One of the quickest and easiest ways to find the answers to your questions about organ transplantation and donation is by looking on the Internet. If you do not have Internet access at home, you can go to your public library. There is a wealth of information available online. Below are a few good places to start.

You can also download our comprehensive patient guide here.

The United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS)

This site can help patients through the transplant process. It includes information about the waiting list, Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network (OPTN) policies, the matching process, patient and professional profiles and resources for information.

(888) 894-6361 | | UNOS Patient Website:

National Kidney Foundation

() 622-9010 |

American Diabetes Association

() DIABETES (1--342-2383)| 

US Department of Health and Human Services

This site is sponsored by the Health Resources and Services Administration of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and provides access to the Government’s information on organ and tissue donation and transplantation. Patients can find answers to frequently asked questions, public affairs and legislative updates, links to other websites and a glossary. There is also a section addressing myths about organ donation and information about various educational events and grant programs. You can download organ donation cards and brochures and order organ donation pins and bumper stickers to use as handouts for community activities to promote organ and tissue donation

Renal Info

A website with support and resources for people with kidney disease


The Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients

This site contains information about the organization, what it does, transplant statistics and research resources.

Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network (OPTN)

This site educates, informs and clarifies some of the complexities of the organ transplant process for all those affected by or interested in organ donation and transplantation.

American Society of Transplant Surgeons

1-703-414-7870 |

American Society of Transplantation

1-856-439-9986 | 

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

1--MEDICARE (1--633-4227) | TTY: 877-486-2048 |

Living Organ Donor Advocate Program

NATCO, The Organization for Transplant Professionals

1-913-895-4612 |

National Institutes for Health (Kidney and Urologic Diseases)

1--891-5390 |

National Kidney Foundation

1--622-9010 | |

National Living Donor Assistance Center

1-703-414-1600 |

Transplant Publications

What Every Patient Needs to Know. Talking About Transplantation. United Network for Organ Sharing, 2004. Call 1-888-894-6361 or visit

Partnering with Your Transplant Team. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 2004. CalI1-888-ASK-HRSA (275-4772) or e-mail [email protected]

Pharma Patient Assistance Directory. Describes programs offered by pharmaceutical companies to patients who need financial assistance for prescription drugs. Call 1--762-4636 to request the directory

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