About OPTN membership
Currently, every transplant hospital program, organ procurement organization, and transplant histocompatibility laboratory in the United States is an OPTN member. Membership means that their institution meets OPTN requirements and that they play an active role in forming the policies that govern the transplant community.
Other OPTN members include: voluntary health organizations, such as the National Kidney Foundation; general public members, such as ethicists and donor family members; and medical professional/scientific organizations, such as the American Society for Transplantation.
Individuals from member organizations participate in the decision-making process through representation on committees and on the board of directors.
OPTN members are responsible for notifying membership of changes or errors in staffing or links appearing in this directory. Please send additions, changes or concerns to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Members Not in Good Standing (MNIGS)
As of November 30, 2023, OPTN membership included the following:
|Type of OPTN Member||Number|
|Organ Procurement Organizations||56|
|Medical Scientific Organizations||11|
United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) was awarded the initial OPTN contract on September 30, 1986, and continues to administer the OPTN today.