European Day for Organ Donation and Transplantation, October 10, 2023

Demand for organ transplantation is increasing all over the world, but there are not enough organs available to meet the need. This shortage of organs is now the limiting factor in treating many patients with chronic organ failure and has led to high numbers of patients on waiting lists. Sponsored by the European Directorate for the Quality of Medicines and HealthCare (EDQM) of the Council of Europe in a different country every year since 1996, the European Day for Organ Donation and Transplantation (EODD) aims to raise public awareness of the need for organ, tissue and cell donation and promote the principle of voluntary and non-remunerated donation.

The 2022 Edition of the EODD was hosted by Poland on 8 October 2022. The EDQM has not yet published information about the 2023 edition of the European Day for Organ Donation and Transplantation.

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