As a nonprofit organization, serving the community is at the core of the UNOS mission. In keeping with this commitment, UNOS hosts several events each year. UNOS also participates in events, exhibits and presentations in our hometown and across the country. View our calendar of events >
National Tree of Life Celebration
The annual celebration is held the first Thursday in December and honors the generosity of organ, eye and tissue donors while also offering solace to their families who often experience a greater sense of loss during the holidays. The program, which is streamed live on the UNOS Facebook page, provides an opportunity for families to hang an ornament of their choosing on the Tree of Life in memory of their loved ones. Many of those ornaments can be seen here. During the Tree of Life Celebration, families will hear empowering testimony from those who have made similar decisions during the last year, and those donors, as well as others who have contributed in the past, are recognized during the program. The annual celebration also includes testimonials from a transplant recipient and a waiting list candidate as well as the lighting of the Tree of Life. The Tree of Life Celebration is held at United Network for Organ Sharing with the support of the following organizations: UNOS, Donate Life America, LifeNet Health, Inc., Old Dominion Eye Foundation, Henrico Doctors’, VCU Health and Donate Life Virginia.
United for UNOS Annual Soirée
United for UNOS Annual Soirée is Richmond’s premier fall event and is uniquely held where our lifesaving mission is centered – UNOS headquarters. Satisfy your appetite for food and philanthropy and meet our Stories of Transplantation including transplant recipients, living donors, donor families and transplant professionals. Event proceeds support United Network for Organ Sharing’s lifesaving work.
Transplant Management Forum
Transplant administrators from across the country attend the UNOS Transplant Management Forum year after year for its educational sessions and networking opportunities. And while many of the sessions are geared to transplant administrators, it’s also an excellent opportunity for transplant professionals like clinical and financial coordinators, social workers, and physicians and surgeons to enhance their understanding of how a program operates.
The Gallery at UNOS
Dedicated to increasing awareness of lifesaving organ transplants and organ donation, The Gallery at UNOS regularly features artwork by local artists and those directly touched by donation and transplantation. As guests are inspired by this artwork, they are also inspired by UNOS’ mission to save lives through increased organ donation and transplantation. Learn more