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Tuesday, June 14, 2016

UNOS announces technology changes to increase organ donations in U.S.


Richmond-based United Network for Organ Sharing plans to implement several technology and data tools within its network of organizations over the next year to increase the number of organ transplants nationwide.

Under contract with the Health Services and Resources Administration of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, UNOS manages the country’s Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network.

Through that work, it matches organs with people in need of transplants and manages a national database of medical information about transplant candidates, recipients and donors. Donated organs include hearts, kidneys, livers, intestines and lungs.

CEO Brian Shepard and chief medical officer Dr. David Klassen announced their plans Monday at the White House Organ Summit in Washington, D.C. Continue reading
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