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EODD Conference live broadcast 12 October 2019

European Organ Donation Day (EODD)
Live Broadcast
12 October 2019
London, United Kingdom

Date: 12 October 2019
Duration: from 9:30 a.m. to 4:10 p.m. (GMT, London) (Note: 10:30 a.m. to 5:10 p.m. CEST, Paris)

Language: English



Programme overview for transplantation professionals

Each year, the EDQM (Council of Europe) celebrates the European Day for Organ Donation and Transplantation (EODD) with the aim of drawing public attention to organ donation and transplantation. This year the hosting country is the United Kingdom and the NHS Blood and Transplant is organising an event centred on donation after circulatory death (DCD) and increasing donation from under-represented donors, with an emphasis specifically on Black and Asian donors in London.

The objective of this event is to share best practices and experience among organ donation organisations and transplantation professionals across Europe.

With the support of the EDQM, the different programme sessions will be broadcast live. Speakers will share their screens and hold talks and discussion sessions together. The sessions and topics accessible online are outlined below:


Session 1: 09:30 a.m. to 10:50 a.m. (GMT, London) (Note: 10:30 a.m. to 11:50 a.m. CEST, Paris)

Title: Donation after circulatory death

The presentations will cover:

  • maximising the potential for DCD in the UK and across Council of Europe countries;
  • transplant registry and potential donor audit: how it changes practice.


Session 2: 11:10 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. (GMT, London)  (Note: 12:10 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. CEST, Paris)

Title: New technologies in preservation and perfusion

The presentations will cover:

  • DCD today : an updated overview of the European landscape;
  • New technologies in preservation and perfusion;
  • DCD: donation and transplantation in the UK.


Session 3: 1:45 p.m. to 4:10 p.m. (GMT) London (Note: 2:45 p.m. to 5:10 p.m. CEST, Paris)

Title: Increasing donation from under-represented donors, with an emphasis specifically on Black and Asian donors

The presentations and discussions will cover:

  • setting the scene: faith action plan, what worked, what didn’t work, reflections and statistics;
  • Germany – Increasing donation from under-represented donors;
  • panel and delegate discussions;
  • closing remarks.


Download the programme (subject to change)


Who should attend

These live-broadcast webinars are of interest to healthcare professionals involved in identifying potential organ donors, co-ordinators managing the process of donation after death, those responsible for the allocation and clinical use of human organs, quality managers within the process, and those working in health authorities responsible for donation and transplantation programmes.


System Requirements

No special software is necessary for the webinar. If you wish to connect to audio using VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol), you will need a fast internet connection, a microphone and speakers. A USB headset is recommended. The VoIP connection is free. You are strongly advised to consult your IT department to ensure your computer can receive the webinar and that the following domain name will not be rejected or blocked as spam. Otherwise you will not receive the link to connect to the webinar: and

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