Created following the introduction of the French Bioethics Law in August 2004, this French national institution promotes access to organ, tissue and cell transplantation and is involved in accreditation and research, both for transplantation and assisted reproductive technologies. It claims to be the only such public body in Europe to combine the four domains of organ procurement, procreation, human embryology and genetics.
The AATB is dedicated to ensuring that human tissues intended for transplantation are safe and free of infectious disease, of uniform high quality, and available in quantities sufficient to meet national (USA) needs.
Donor Action Foundation was established in 1998 following the successful international launch of the Donor Action Program. A collaboration between three leading organizations** in the field of transplantation and donation.
Donor Alliance is one of 58 not-for-profit organ recovery organizations federally designated by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services to facilitate the donation and recovery of organs for people needing transplants.
DOPKI is an EU funded project that deals with the problem of organ shortage for transplantation. DOPKI project aims to develop an applicable methodology that could be used to determine both, the potential for organ donation and its outcome, as well as to define the limits for an organ’s safety and quality.
The EATB is an advocate for its members in all medical, scientific and other professional activities associated with tissue banking.
The EHLTF is a member of the European Patients Forum and of the European Patients Alliance for Transplantation.
The society is involved in the promotion of education and research relevant to organ transplantation and the creation of scientific meetings for the discussion of clinical experience and data across Europe.
The Eurotransplant International Federation co-ordinates the exchange of donor organs across the central region of Europe, which includes Austria, Belgium, Germany, Luxembourg, the Netherlands and Slovenia, and a total population of over 112 million.
Created in 1981 the Society now has members in over 45 countries who represent many of the disciplines involved in the management and treatment of end-state heart and lung disease. This is identified as providing an exceptional environment for networking and exchanging information on an informal basis.
The ITCS is a society of transplant coordinators, both clinical and procurement coordinators, who provide a major portion of the infrastructure in which organ or tissue donation and transplantation occur.
ITNS is committed to the promotion of excellence in clinical transplant nursing through the provision of educational and professional growth opportunities, interdisciplinary networking, collaborative activities, and nursing research.
NATCO, The Organization for Transplant Professionals is committed to the advancement of organ and tissue donation and transplantation.
Organ Donation New Zealand co-ordinates the donation of organs and tissues from deceased donors in New Zealand for transplant units in New Zealand and sometimes Australia and for tissue banks in New Zealand.
The US Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network (OPTN) maintains the only national patient waiting list and features the most comprehensive data available in any single field of medicine.
An organisation within the Spanish Department of Health and Consumer Affairs charged with the promotion, facilitation and co-ordination of the donation of all types of organs and tissue.
An association incorporating the transplant communities of Denmark, Finland, Norway and Iceland. Almost entirely written in Danish this site contains an interesting set of data slides.
The Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients is a US national database of statistics related to solid organ transplantation. Its purpose is to support the development of sound policy, to encourage research on issues of importance to the transplant community, and to facilitate responsible analysis of transplant programs and OPOs.
TACKERS bring together children who have had transplants from around the world, to participate in camps where they have the opportunity to meet peers who have shared the same experience.
An international forum for the world-wide advancement of organ transplantation.
The University of Michigan Transplant Center which aims to provide information about donation and transplantation to the general public in order to improve organ and tissue procurement efforts worldwide, and provide transplant patients and families worldwide with information specifically dealing with transplant-related issues and concern.
Operating as a special health authority in the NHS UKTransplant is the organ donor organisation for the UK and responsible for matching and allocating donated organs. It also includes the provision of a reliable, efficient supply of blood and associated services to the NHS.
The United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) is a non-profit, scientific and educational organization that administers the USA’s only Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network.
The Federation acts as a vehicle demonstrating the full physical and mental rehabilitation of people who have had an organ transplant worldwide who would otherwise be debilitated or dead. The World Transplant Games are a biennial event, involving more than 1500 athletes from over 50 countries who compete at an extraordinarily high level.