The European Directorate for the Quality of Medicines & HealthCare (EDQM) has just published the 8th edition of the Guide to the quality and safety of organs for transplantation. The updated guide provides practical guidance to all professionals in the field, as well as technical guidance to ensure the safety and quality of human organs intended for transplantation. This extensively revised edition takes into account the latest developments and advances in the sector, with the objective of supporting professionals and improving the rate of successful and safe organ transplantation.
Petra Doerr, EDQM Director, stated on this occasion, “This important new edition includes a series of new features in what is already a fundamental reference in the transplantation field. In particular, a research agenda section has been included in most chapters, suggesting priority areas where evidence is insufficient. This is a crucial, forward-thinking step. It is essential that all professionals concerned have easy access to this information; this is why, as with previous editions, it can be downloaded for free on the EDQM website”.
A dedicated working group with expertise in the field was convened for the elaboration of this guide, chaired by Beatriz Domínguez-Gil (Organización Nacional de Trasplantes, Spain) and Carl-Ludwig Fischer-Fröhlich (Deutsche Stiftung Organtransplantation, Germany). The group’s exceptional contributions have ensured the preparation of this state-of-the-art technical guide, which is now made available and accessible to professionals and regulators by the EDQM.
For more information, read the press release: “EDQM publishes revised and updated of Organ Transplantation Guide (8th edition)”