The 2022 edition of the European Day for Organ Donation and Transplantation (EODD) will be hosted by Poland on 8 October 2022. The European Directorate for the Quality of Medicines and HealthCare (EDQM) of the Council of Europe has sponsored EODD in a different country every year since 1996. The EODD aims to raise public awareness of the need for organ, tissue and cell donation and promote the principle of voluntary and non-remunerated donation.
The need for organ donors remains unfulfilled and an average of 20 patients die every day in Europe while waiting for a transplant.
As every year, the EODD is supported by a social media campaign which aims to raise awareness on organ, tissue and cell donation. This year’s campaign invites us to positively influence others’ lives and seeks to recruit “influencers for life”, who take the time to consider organ donation. The campaign acts as a reminder that we should all reconsider what is really worth sharing, and is inspired by the social media environment where sharing content is a common practice. The campaign uses social media terminology to make organ, tissue and cell donation more relevant than ever.
Check out the EODD 2022 web page to get information on the campaign, download the EODD 2022 posters and see the figures on transplantation activities in Europe for 2021.
For more information, read the press release “Become an ‘influencer for life’: 2022 edition of the European Day for Organ Donation and Transplantation encourages people to share what’s most precious”.
- Transplantation booklets for the general public
- European Committee on Organ Transplantation (CD-P-TO) work programme and priorities
- EDQM publishes 8th edition of the Guide to the quality and safety of organs for transplantation
. Figures provided concern the 43 Council of Europe member states that provided data pertaining to 2021. Source: Newsletter Transplant 2022.