Living Donation


NATCO is pleased to provide additional resources for Independent Living Donor Advocates.  Please take advantage of the opportunities provided in the links below.

Image for Education and Clinical Tools for the Independent Living Donor Advocate, a webinar series.


This nine-part webinar series is targeted to Independent Living Donor Advocates (ILDAs) and transplant managers, but many transplant professionals will find this information valuable given the documented differences in practice, confusion about regulatory requirements, and dearth of available training materials.

Is this Series for Me?

  • Beginner and novice ILDAs of any discipline including nurses, social workers, physicians, chaplains, and outside consultants and lay volunteers
  • Seasoned ILDAs
  • Transplant managers 

What Will I Learn?
By participating in this webinar series, you will be able to:

  • Understand the ILDA role and regulatory requirements
  • Build a bedrock of knowledge about transplantation, living donation, and the surrounding ethics
  • Describe the specifics of ILDA role implementation and compliance
  •  Assess the challenges of donor care



Program Announcement: New Patient Safety Series Video Released

 Title:  Infectious Disease Verification in the Living Donor


Three living donor events have occurred where either a near miss or accidental disease transmission of hepatitis C took place despite donor test results being available to indicate infection. These incidents stemmed from human error and lack of standard processes to review test results and confirm the appropriateness of those results prior to living donor organ recovery. In this video, the Operations and Safety Committee highlights patient safety practices that can help to prevent such errors by developing a standard operating procedure for verification of infectious disease test results prior to living donor recovery.

 Intended Audience

Living Donor Recovery Hospitals


Transplant Hospitals


  • Discuss the benefits of having a standard operating procedure for verification of living donor infectious disease test results.
  • Illustrate elements in a standard operating procedure that ensure living donor infectious disease test results are reviewed and acted upon prior to organ recovery.


A new instructional offering is available in UNOS Connect. Locate “Infectious Disease Verification in the Living Donor” in the UNOS Connect course catalog category labeled Patient Safety. Register for the course and click Entrance Survey to begin.

This offering lasts approximately 14 minutes.

Continuing Education Information

As a designated Approved Provider by ABTC, UNOS will grant 0.25 Category 1 Continuing Education Points for Transplant Certification (CEPTC). Once you pass the assessment and complete the exit survey, your certificate will be available on your transcript.

You must pass the assessment in order to receive a certificate. A passing score of 80% is required to receive a “pass” status on UNOS Connect. After three completion attempts, you will be required to re-register for the entire course. Don’t forget to complete the exit survey in UNOS Connect. In order to view your certificate in your transcript, you must complete the survey.


Please contact:

  • UNOS Instructional Innovations at, for instructional questions.
  • Regional Administrator, at (804) 782-4800, for policy questions.