The EDQM/Council of Europe publishes Newsletter Transplant, which gives data on organ, tissue and cell donation and transplantation at the European and international levels.
This work is co-ordinated by the Spanish National Transplant Organisation (ONT), which analyses the data collected through a worldwide network of health authorities and officially designated focal points.
According to the data in this year’s edition of the Newsletter, 41 000 patients received a transplant in 2018, while 48 000 new patients were registered on a waiting list for an organ, which is equivalent to nearly 6 new patients added to a waiting list every hour across Europe. This figure brings the total number of patients registered on waiting lists in Council of Europe member states in 2018 to over 150 000.
Download the Newsletter Transplant
More information on the European Committee on Organ Transplantation (CD-P-TO) work programme and priorities
A paper version can also be obtained from EDQM Store