Solid organ transplant is heavily regulated by federal agencies to ensure patient safety and equity in organ allocation.

Federal Regulatory Oversight Agencies

  • Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network (OPTN) - www.optn.gov - a federal oversight agency responsible for ensuring equitable organ allocation in the United States.
  • United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) www.unos.org – In response to OPTN’s direction, UNOS is the machine that makes organ allocation happen.
  • Centers for Medicare & Medicaid (CMS) – federal agency and the largest consumer of kidney transplant services in the U.S. 

Where to find transplant results

  • Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients (SRTR) - data and statistics reflecting how well patients did before and after transplant publicly available at http://www.srtr.org.