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Guide to the quality and safety of organs for transplantation - 6th edition (October 2016)

More information on the Guide on Organs for transplantation







Guide to the quality and safety of tissues and cells for human applications - 3rd Edition (2017)

More information on the guide on Tissues and cells





Rec/Res booklet



Organ, Tissues and Cells of human origin : Council of Europe resolutions, recommendations and reports - 3rd Edition (2017)

Please note: The electronic version of this booklet can be downloaded for free online







Download the lastest Newsletter TransplantNewsletter Transplant Vol. 22, No 1 Sept. 2017

The EDQM/Council of Europe publishes Newsletter Transplant, which gives international figures on organ, tissue and cell donation and transplantation.

This work is co-ordinated by the Spanish National Transplant Organisation (ONT), which collects and analyses the international data annually through a worldwide network of health authorities and officially-designated individuals (focal points).


Please note: Free paper copies can be obtained from the EDQM Store




Position Papers



Exercise your way to better post-transplant health (July 2016)



Exercise your way to better post-transplant health (July 2016)

Download the brochure





Umbilical cord blood banking - 2nd edition (2016)


Umbilical cord blood banking - 2nd edition (2016)

Download the brochure

This publication is also available in French.





Translations of these brochures made by member states into non-official languages are available here.



Joint Council of Europe/United Nations Study



Trafficking in Organs, Tissues and Cells and Trafficking in Human Beings for the Purpose of the Removal of Organs (2009)

Download the Joint CoE/ United Nations Study




Organ Shortage: Current Status and Strategies for the Improvement of Organ Donation

The purpose of this European Consensus Document (2003 is to provide a step-by-step guide to the most effective ways of procuring the maximum number of high quality organs for transplantation from cadaveric donors based on an analysis of the scientific data available and relevant international experience.

Download the document on Organ Shortage

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