In 2003, UNOS began building a 10,000-square-foot memorial in Richmond, Virginia, with the help of a volunteer committee of donor family members, living donors and transplant recipients from across the country.
Completed in 2006, it now serves as the national transplant community’s commemoration of America’s organ and tissue donors and their families. The theme of the memorial is “Hope, Renewal, Transformation.”
The memorial consists of a walkway and memorial garden that symbolically leads visitors through the organ and tissue donation experience. An interactive kiosk exhibit is set up in UNOS’ lobby, in which visitors can view online tributes.