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Transplantation / Legal Framework | News | 08 November 2018 | Strasbourg, France
The Council of Europe Convention against Trafficking in Human Organs was ratified by Portugal on 8 November 2018 and will commence having legal effect in the country as of 1 March 2019. The Convention identifies various activities constituting human organ trafficking which ratifying member states must consider as criminal offences.
Transplantation / Organ | News | 06 November 2018 | Strasbourg, France
The Organ Guide now in its 7th Edition supports professionals on a practical level to improve the rate of successful and safe organ transplantation. The Organ Guide collates updated information to provide professionals with the most recent advances in the field, as well as technical guidance to ensure the safety and quality of human organs intended for transplantation.
Transplantation / Donation Campaigns & European Organ Donation Day (EODD) | News | 12 October 2018 | Strasbourg, France
Organ transplantation is one of the great medical success stories of the 20th century, over the past few decades it has improved the quality of life of hundreds of thousands of patients. The most recent data show that more than 144 000 patients are waiting for a transplant in Council of Europe member states, and each day, 18 patients on waiting lists die waiting for an organ that never arrived...
Transfusion / Legal Framework | News | 28 September 2018 | Strasbourg, France
The EDQM has issued a set of recommendations for the development of cost-effective and sustainable Quality Management Systems (QMSs) in Blood Establishments (BEs) across Europe. The document follows on from the European Conference on “Sharing best practices: Quality Risk Management, Change Control, Validation and Qualification in Blood Establishments”, held by the EDQM in October 2017 in...
Transplantation / Cell | News | 27 September 2018 | Strasbourg, France
This publication aims at providing clear, accurate and balanced information to women about the donation of oocytes (also known as egg cells).
Transplantation / Publications / Transplant Newsletter | News | 21 September 2018 | Strasbourg, France
The Newsletter Transplant summarises comprehensive data provided by national focal points designated by governments on donation and transplantation activities.
EDQM / All activities | Report | 02 July 2018 | Strasbourg, France
The EDQM has released its 2017 Annual Report providing an overview of its accomplishments. Among the major highlights for the past year, the European Pharmacopoeia (Ph. Eur.) Commission kept on ensuring that the monographs and texts of the Ph.Eur. stay abreast of scientific and technological progress and achieved considerable progress in the field of biotherapeutic products. For example, the...
Transfusion / Donations Campaigns & World Blood Donor Day (WBDD) | News | 13 June 2018 | Strasbourg, France
June 14 is World Blood Donor Day! Let’s celebrate together! Giving blood saves lives. Every year more than 25 million blood transfusions are performed in Europe.
EDQM | News | 12 June 2018 | Metz, France
The first stone of a new secondary site for the Council of Europe’s European Directorate for the Quality of Medicines and HealthCare (EDQM) has been laid. The new site will be used to store the EDQM’s portfolio of over 3 000 pharmaceutical reference standards, as an addition to those already in stock at the main building in Strasbourg.
Transplantation / Donation Campaigns & European Organ Donation Day (EODD) | News | 09 May 2018 | Strasbourg, France
To improve the situation and change the perception of donation and transplantation continent-wide, the EDQM is launching a communication campaign on its social media, which will run throughout the summer until the European Organ Donation Day (EODD) celebration in October.
Transplantation / Organ | News | 23 April 2018 | Strasbourg, France
The Committee on Organ Transplantation (CD-P-TO) has issued a recommendation not to engage in Global Kidney Exchange (GKE) programmes and to support instead the development of fair and equitable kidney paired exchange programmes.
Transfusion / Legal Framework | News | 22 February 2018 | Strasbourg, France
The Council of Europe’s decision-making body, the Committee of Ministers, adopted Resolution CM/Res(2017)43 on principles concerning haemophilia therapies at the end of 2017.
Transplantation / Organ trafficking | News | 31 January 2018 | Strasbourg, France
Armenia has signed the Council of Europe Convention against Trafficking in Human Organs on 24 January 2018. The Convention, which is now signed by 21 countries and ratified by 5, identifies various activities constituting human organ trafficking as criminal offences and will come into force on 1 March 2018.
Transplantation / Legal Framework | News | 15 September 2017 | Strasbourg, France
The EDQM has published the 3rd edition of its compendium of all the Council of Europe legal instruments and reports covering ethical, social, scientific and training aspects in the field of donation and transplantation.