The OPTN needs experienced and knowledgeable people to fill available positions on OPTN/UNOS committees. Volunteers who serve on OPTN/UNOS committees make crucial decisions that shape the national transplant network's ability to serve transplant patients, living donors, family members of deceased donors, and professionals involved in organ donation and transplantation. The term of service begins on July 1st of each year.
Committee members identify and discuss issues that may call for a new or revised OPTN policy or bylaw. They review data and share their experiences and views to develop policy proposals or other recommendations to be brought to the OPTN/UNOS Board of Directors for action.
While a number of committee members are donation or transplant professionals, the committees represent a wide variety of backgrounds and expertise. We are especially interested in new nominees who have personal experiences with organ donation and/or transplantation. An OPTN/UNOS biography form is available for potential nominees who may be transplant candidates or recipients, living donors, donor or patient family members, or other members of the public.