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Transplantation / Organ trafficking | News | 07 November 2017 | Strasbourg, France
The Council of Europe Convention against Trafficking in Human Organs will come into force after ratification by Malta on 07 November 2017. This is the fifth ratification, following those of Albania, Norway, the Republic of Moldova and the Czech Republic, and it triggers the Convention’s entry into force. These five ratifying member states will be bound by the Convention as of 01 March 2018.
Products and Services | News | 07 November 2017 | Strasbourg, France
The EDQM will be closed from 22 December until 2 January 2018. Please find here the deadlines for placing orders to be dispatched in 2017.
Transfusion / Blood Quality Management system (B-QM) | News | 26 October 2017 | Strasbourg, France
The EDQM has cast a light on the importance of supporting Blood Establishments (BEs) in implementing Quality Management (QM) elements such as risk management, change control and validation/qualification, as well as of delineating their practical implementation.
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 / 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 / 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 / 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.
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.
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...
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.