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National organ tracking service will prevent delays or loss; provide peace of mind

News release by United Network for Organ Sharing

facebook icon linkedin icon twitter icon pinterest icon email icon Richmond, VA | May 20, 2021 03:48 PM Eastern Daylight Time

United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) has launched a national organ tracking service that provides organ procurement organizations (OPOs) and transplant hospitals the ability to monitor organs in transit from the donor hospital to the transplant hospital and ensure that they arrive safely.

“The transplant system handles the most precious gift, the gift of life,” said UNOS Labs Program Manager Casey Humphries. “Our solution provides peace of mind to OPOs and transplant programs, assuring that organs are moving safely and reliably to patients waiting to receive them. Patients and donor families can feel confident that these gifts can be tracked every step of the journey.”

The UNOS Organ Tracking Service utilizes GEGO Internet of Things (IoT) technology and is integrated into the systems that the nation’s 57 organ procurement organizations already use to package and label organs for transport and that hospitals use to manage organ offers. The service is being offered nationally after more than a year of developing, testing and improving the service based on the direct engagement, influence and feedback from 16 OPOs who participated in the pilot and testing.

As the mission-driven nonprofit organization that works with the organ donation and transplantation community to save lives through transplantation, UNOS is solely focused on making more lifesaving transplants available, safely and equitably, to patients in need. This mission guides our work both as a federal contractor, serving as the nation’s transplant system, and as a private, nonprofit supporting clinicians, professionals and patients.

“Providing organ procurement and transplant professionals tools that enable them to work more efficiently and save more lives is at the core of what we do,” said Humphries. “That’s why projects like this that are outside of the work we’ve traditionally done are so exciting. UNOS Labs gives us a way to quickly test and implement ideas that provide extra value and resources to organ donation and transplant professionals.”

About UNOS

United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) is the mission-driven nonprofit serving as the nation’s transplant system under contract with the federal government. We lead the network of transplant hospitals, organ procurement organizations, and thousands of volunteers who are dedicated to honoring the gifts of life entrusted to us and to making lifesaving transplants possible for patients in need. Working together, we leverage data and advances in science and technology to continuously strengthen the system, increase the number of organs recovered and the number of transplant performed, and ensure patients across the nation have equitable access to transplant.

About GEGO

GEGO is leading innovation in the IoT space as leaders in software-based in tracking solutions, pioneers in Smart Luggage, and as #1 market leader in luggage tracker hardware and software. GEGO Tracking Solutions is a global platform specially designed to help secure businesses' supply chains and keep track of valuable shipments anywhere in the world. As GEGO is compliant with all aviation regulations. In a world where everything is connected, we create technology to keep track of everything important to you.

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United Network for Organ Sharing

Anne Paschke

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