This year, celebrations for the European Day for Organ Donation and Transplantation (EODD) will take place online on Saturday, 9 October.
EODD is an opportunity to discuss organ, tissue and cell donation and transplantation and reflect upon their importance, as well as to thank donors, their families and all the health professionals involved.
Show your support for the cause! Check out the EODD 2021 web page and the European Directorate for the Quality of Medicines & HealthCare (EDQM) Facebook page @EDQMCouncilofEurope, download the EODD social media banners and share this year’s visuals and slogans on social media:
- #JustSayYesEODD, and
Remember that donation can make a real difference: one single donor can save up to eight lives through organ donation and save or improve more than 100 lives through tissue donation.
Since 1996, EODD has contributed to the steady increase in the number of donors in Europe by spreading the message among the general public on the importance of organ, tissue and cell donation and transplantation/human application.
EODD is organised in line with the mission of the European Committee on Organ Transplantation (CD-P-TO), the steering committee in charge of organ transplantation activities at the EDQM/Council of Europe, which includes raising awareness on organ, tissue and cell donation for transplantation.
The work of the CD-P-TO also focuses on elaborating ethical, quality and safety standards in the field of transplantation, promoting the principle of non-commercialisation of organ, tissue and cell donation, and strengthening measures to avoid trafficking.