Transplantation / Legal Framework | News | 11 February 2019 | Strasbourg, France
Montenegro ratified the Council of Europe Convention against Trafficking in Human Organs on 5 February 2019. The Convention will commence having legal effect in the country as of 1 June 2019. The Convention identifies various activities constituting human organ trafficking which ratifying member states must consider as criminal offences.
Transfusion / General | News | 05 February 2019 | Strasbourg, France
The EDQM and the European Commission (EC) brought together stakeholders involved in the field of plasma to discuss ways forward for improving plasma supply management and donor protection, during a symposium organised in Strasbourg on 29 and 30 January 2019.
European Pharmacopoeia / General text/chapter | News | 28 November 2018 | Strasbourg, France
The European Pharmacopoeia (Ph. Eur.) Commission decided to restructure Section 3. of the Ph. Eur. on materials and containers. A new Subsection 3.3. has been added to Section 3. in order to cover specific medical devices: containers for human blood and blood components, and materials used in their manufacture; transfusion sets and materials used in their manufacture; syringes.
Transplantation / Legal Framework | News | 08 November 2018 | Strasbourg, France
The Council of Europe Convention against Trafficking in Human Organs was ratified by Portugal on 8 November 2018 and will commence having legal effect in the country as of 1 March 2019. The Convention identifies various activities constituting human organ trafficking which ratifying member states must consider as criminal offences.
Transplantation / Organ | News | 06 November 2018 | Strasbourg, France
The Organ Guide now in its 7th Edition supports professionals on a practical level to improve the rate of successful and safe organ transplantation. The Organ Guide collates updated information to provide professionals with the most recent advances in the field, as well as technical guidance to ensure the safety and quality of human organs intended for transplantation.
Transplantation / Donation Campaigns & European Organ Donation Day (EODD) | News | 12 October 2018 | Strasbourg, France
Organ transplantation is one of the great medical success stories of the 20th century, over the past few decades it has improved the quality of life of hundreds of thousands of patients. The most recent data show that more than 144 000 patients are waiting for a transplant in Council of Europe member states, and each day, 18 patients on waiting lists die waiting for an organ that never arrived...
Transfusion / Legal Framework | News | 28 September 2018 | Strasbourg, France
The EDQM has issued a set of recommendations for the development of cost-effective and sustainable Quality Management Systems (QMSs) in Blood Establishments (BEs) across Europe. The document follows on from the European Conference on “Sharing best practices: Quality Risk Management, Change Control, Validation and Qualification in Blood Establishments”, held by the EDQM in October 2017 in...
Transplantation / Cell | News | 27 September 2018 | Strasbourg, France
This publication aims at providing clear, accurate and balanced information to women about the donation of oocytes (also known as egg cells).