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Transplantation / Organ trafficking | News | 28 September 2017 | Strasbourg, France
With the Czech Republic becoming its 4th ratifying party on 21 September, the Convention against Trafficking in Human Organs is getting closer to coming into force. The country is one of the initial signatory Member States to the Convention, when this was first opened for signature in 2015; its ratification was preceded by those of Albania, Norway and the Republic of Moldova.
Transplantation / Organ trafficking | News | 15 September 2017 | Strasbourg, France
The Council of Europe Convention against Trafficking in Human Organs was signed by Ukraine on 11 September 2017. In addition, on 12 September 2017 the Convention was ratified by Norway, one of the initial signatory Member States when the Convention first opened for signature in 2015. This brings the total number of signatures to 16 and the ratifications to 3. The Convention will enter into force...
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.
Transplantation / Publications / Transplant Newsletter | News | 11 September 2017 | Strasbourg, France
Volume 22 (September 2017) of Newsletter Transplant is now available as a free PDF download on the EDQM website, or as a free paper copy via the EDQM Store.
Transplantation / Tissue | News | 06 September 2017 | Strasbourg, France
The EDQM has published the 3rd Edition of its guidelines ensuring the quality and safety of tissues and cells for human application, be it for transplantation or clinical use (including insemination and fertilisation).
Transplantation / Donation Campaigns & European Organ Donation Day (EODD) | News | 06 September 2017 | Strasbourg, France
At the end of 2015, across the 47 member states of the Council of Europe, more than 143 000 patients were waiting for an organ, such as a kidney, liver, heart, lung, pancreas or small bowel
Transplantation / Public awareness | News | 27 July 2017 | Strasbourg, France
The EODD is held again in Switzerland. Swisstransplant marks the occasion with a big celebration on the Bundesplatz in Bern.
Transplantation / Organ | News | 27 June 2017 | Strasbourg, France
The Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe has adopted Resolution CM/Res(2017)1 on principles for the selection, evaluation, donation and follow-up of the non-resident living organ donors.
Transplantation / Organ | News | 27 June 2017 | Strasbourg, France
The Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe has recently adopted Resolution CM/Res(2017)2 on establishing procedures for the management of patients having received an organ transplant abroad upon return to their home country to receive follow-up.
Transfusion / Blood - PTS | Leaflet | 27 June 2017 | Strasbourg, France
The EDQM has issued a guidance document which will allow Blood Establishments’ (BEs) laboratories to identify causes for non-satisfactory results in Blood Proficiency Testing Schemes (B-PTS) studies. These studies (six are run per year by the EDQM), based on inter-laboratory comparisons, are a form of external assessment of the testing capability of BEs’ laboratories across Europe, which allows...
EDQM | News | 27 June 2017 | Strasbourg, France
The EDQM has just published its 2016 Annual Report. The report is an opportunity to review the different activities of the past year and reflect on what the EDQM accomplished and developed.
Products and Services | News | 04 May 2017 | Strasbourg, France
This 19th Edition of the Guide to the preparation, use and quality assurance of blood components was elaborated by a dedicated ad hoc working group of experts nominated by the European Committee (Partial Agreement) on Blood Transfusion.
Transfusion / Projects | News | 19 April 2017 | Strasbourg, France
On the occasion of World Haemophilia Day, the EDQM will provide a space for an event organised by the European Haemophilia Consortium (EHC) to address current challenges in the treatment of haemophilia. Representatives of patients’ associations, healthcare professionals and pharmaceutical industry will gather in Strasbourg to discuss the state of haemophilia care in Europe with the objective of...
Transfusion / Blood Quality Management system (B-QM) | News | 26 October 2016 | Skopje, "the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia"
Recognising the need to support the South Eastern European region in further fostering the key elements of a Blood Quality Management System (B-QM), the EDQM’s B-QM Working Group has conducted a training on Quality Management to meet the needs of blood establishments.