Guide to the quality and safety of organs for transplantation - 7th edition (November 2018)
Guide to the quality and safety of tissues and cells for human applications - 4th Edition (2019)
Organ, Tissues and Cells of human origin : Council of Europe resolutions, recommendations and reports - 3rd Edition (2017)
Please note: The electronic version of this booklet can be downloaded for free online
Guide for the implementation of the principle of prohibition of financial gain with respect to the human body and its parts from living or deceased donors (2018)
The EDQM/Council of Europe publishes Newsletter Transplant, which gives international figures on organ, tissue and cell donation and transplantation.
This work is co-ordinated by the Spanish National Transplant Organisation (ONT), which collects and analyses the international data annually through a worldwide network of health authorities and officially-designated individuals (focal points).
Please note: Free paper copies can be obtained from the EDQM Store
- Illicit and unethical activities with human tissues and cells: Addressing the need for the elaboration of an international legal instrument to protect donors and recipients (October 2018)
- CD-P-TO position statement on Global Kidney Exchange concept (April 2018)
- Kidney exchange programmes in Europe (August 2018)
- Long-term outcome of living kidney donation (November 2015)
- Transplantation and Physical Activity (July 2015)
Donation of oocytes, a guide for women to support informed decisions (August 2018)
Exercise your way to better post-transplant health (July 2016)
Umbilical cord blood banking - 2nd edition (2016)
This publication is also available in French.
Translations of these booklets made by member states into non-official languages are available here.
Joint Council of Europe/United Nations Study
Trafficking in Organs, Tissues and Cells and Trafficking in Human Beings for the Purpose of the Removal of Organs (2009)
Organ Shortage: Current Status and Strategies for the Improvement of Organ Donation
The purpose of this European Consensus Document (2003 is to provide a step-by-step guide to the most effective ways of procuring the maximum number of high quality organs for transplantation from cadaveric donors based on an analysis of the scientific data available and relevant international experience.