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Certificate of compliance with the Code of Conduct HONcode

HONcode status The health Website
Transplant Living, Your Prescription for Transplant Information
is in compliance with the HONcode

Title of the site:Transplant Living, Your Prescription for Transplant Information
Web address:http://www.transplantliving.org/
HONcode PIN number :HONConduct419167
Date of initial review: 02 Nov 2003
Validity of certificate15 Oct 2012 - Oct 2014
Date of last visit15 Nov 2012
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This certificate confirms the revision of the site by the HONcode Team at the above date.
It respects and pledges to honor the 8 principles of the HON Code of Conduct (HONcode).

* 1. Authoritative   2. Complementarity   3. Privacy   4. Attribution   5. Justifiability   6. Transparency
    7. Financial disclosure   8. Advertising policy

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The Health on the Net (HON) certificate serves as a guarantee that this website, at the date of its certification, complies with and pledges to honor the 8 principles of the HON Code of Conduct as drawn up by the HON foundation.

The responsible of the certified site commits to keep the site in compliance with the HON code principles for the duration of the certification.

Although measures such as a complaint mechanism, the periodical review and the automatic surveillance mechanisms are put in place to guarantee the compliance of the certified website with the ethical principles of HON as much as possible, incidental inaccuracies cannot be completely excluded. In no event the HON foundation and/or its partner(s) can be held liable for any damages resulting from the use or inability to use HON certified websites nor can the HON foundation and/or its partner(s) be held liable for the content of these certified websites, including, but not limited to the information of third-parties or hyperlinks accessible via HON certified websites.

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You will find below the elements identified by the HONcode team at a precise date to justify the respect of the 8 ethical principles.

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1. Information must be authoritative
Transplant Living is a project of the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS), a nonprofit organization that maintains the national Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network (OPTN) under contract with the Health Resources and Services Administration of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
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2. Presentation of the site
UNOS' Mission
UNOS is the leader in the field of transplantation data and research. Our mission is to advance organ availability and transplantation by uniting and supporting its communities for the benefit of patients through education, technology and policy development.

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the transplant community and the patients
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Purpose of the website
This Web site is intended solely for the purpose of electronically providing the public with general health-related information and convenient access to the data resources.

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3. Confidentiality
Legal- Privacy Policy
(bottom of the page)
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4. Information must be documented: Referenced and dated
Only data for one sample are displayed among those selected.
Reference and Publication Information
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United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) is committed to providing accurate and reliable information for transplant patients. The content on this page was originally created on August 1, 2003 by UNOS and last modified on November 13, 2012.
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5. Justification of claims
Side Effects
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6. User support and adequation
Contact form
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7. Disclosure of funding sources
The United Network for Organ Sharing gratefully acknowledges the support of sponsor companies and organizations, whose efforts sustain research into new treatments that enhance therapeutic options, quality of life and the long-term success of therapy for transplant patients.

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8. Advertising policy
All sponsor content on the UNOS Site shall be clearly and unambiguously identified as such [...]
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UNOS does not allow sponsor product information that, in UNOS' opinion, is not factually accurate and in good taste. UNOS will not permit at any time the placement of any information for illegal or objectionable products. Sponsor product information must not contain fraudulent, deceptive or offensive material, including material that misrepresents, ridicules, or attacks an individual or group on the basis of age, color, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or handicap.
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UNOS will not run any advertising on the UNOS Site which is not so identified.
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