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European Day for Organ Donation and Transplantation, 9 September 2017

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Every year, the European Day for Organ Donation and Transplantation (EODD) provides information on donation and transplantation of organs, tissues and cells. This year too, the EDQM calls on all Europeans to think about the problem of organ shortages which leaves thousands of patients sitting on waiting lists.

With 5 new patients added to waiting lists every hour in Europe, numbers keep growing. Most organ donors in Europe are persons who die in hospitals. Once it is certified that they no longer have any functions, doctors will ask the next of kin for consent for organ donation. Not always can consent for organ donation post death be presumed, at times even in the case of those who have signed up on a donors’ register. Legislation and practices vary across Europe in this regard, but what remains important everywhere is that we all make our views on organ donation well known to our families and next of kin.

To find more information on organ donation in your country, please click on the links provided below.

EODD 2017: Bring back hope to patients on waiting lists all over Europe! Every year, the European Day for Organ Donation and Transplantation (EODD) provides information on donation and transplantation of organs, tissues and cells. This year too, the EDQM calls on all Europeans to think about the problem of organ shortages which leaves thousands of patients sitting on waiting lists. With 5 new patients added to waiting lists every hour in Europe, numbers keep growing. Most organ donors in Europe are persons who die in hospitals. Once it is certified that they no longer have any functions, doctors will ask the next of kin for consent for organ donation. Not always can consent for organ donation post death be presumed, at times even in the case of those who have signed up on a donors’ register. Legislation and practices vary across Europe in this regard, but what remains important everywhere is that we all make our views on organ donation well known to our families and next of kin. To find more information on organ donation in your country, please click on the links provided below. Here are a few facts and figures which illustrate the state of organ donation and transplantation in Europe, according to the most recent data available.

more information: https://www.edqm.eu/en/events/european-day-organ-donation-and-transplantation-9-september-2017#sthash.lMDDTLMc.uxfs

 

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