Recipient Resources

Transplant Recipient Resources

Web sites offering support resources for transplant recipients

Listed below are Web sites offering support resources for transplant recipients.

American Kidney Fund
This is a national nonprofit organization providing direct financial assistance, educational programs and research grants for the benefit of kidney patients, their families and their caregivers. The Public education program includes organ donor development and AKF is a member of Donate Life America.

American Liver Foundation
This national foundation is dedicated to preventing, treating, and curing hepatitis and other liver and gallbladder diseases through research and education.

American Lung Association
An organization dedicated to preventing lung disease and promoting lung health.

Donate Life America
Donate Life America is a not-for-profit alliance of national organizations and local coalitions across the United States, dedicated to inspiring all people to donate life through organ, eye and tissue donation.

Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network
The OPTN maintains the only national patient waiting list and is operated under federal contract by the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS).

Transplant Recipients International Organization (TRIO)
An independent, non-profit, international organization that works to improve the quality of life of transplant candidates, recipients, donors, and their families.

TransWeb is a non-profit educational project that provides extensive information on a wide range of topics related to organ and tissue donation and transplantation

United Network for Organ Sharing
The United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) is a non-profit organization that was awarded the contract by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services to operate the Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network and to develop a national system to assure equal access for all patients needing organs for transplantation.

Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients
The SRTR supports the ongoing evaluation of the scientific and clinical status of solid organ transplantation in the United States. It is administered by the Arbor Research Collaborative for Health (formerly URREA) with the University of Michigan.