United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) is a national organ sharing organization that helps to match organ donors with those who need an organ transplant.
The donor’s blood type, weight, and organ sizes are placed into the UNOS computer.
Only the patients that “match” the donor are then printed out with those listed the longest first. For more information on UNOS, look for their website at www.unos.org or call 1-888-TXINFO (1-888-894-6331).
After you have been placed on the transplant list, you will need to apply for a beeper.
This process generally takes 2-3 months.
When you get your beeper you will be sent instructions from the company on how it works and how to test it.
When the beeper goes off you will need to call the transplant paging office and ask for the transplant coordinator on call who will give you further instructions.
(Reference: University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics Authority. http://www.uwhealth.com)
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