The Council of Europe and its Committee on Organ Transplantation support and recommend physical activity as a major way to improve the health status of transplant patients. Regular light-to-moderate exercise plays a crucial role in restoring both the physical and mental health of transplant recipients.
The authors advise organ recipients ask their transplant doctors to refer them to a sports medicine doctor, who will draw up a personal exercise programme – designed for their specific needs and health status.
This booklet contains examples of different ways to exercise, which range from walking and climbing stairs to aerobic workout and strength training, and contains patient testimonials.
Download the booklet from the EDQM’s resources page at this link (fourth entry on the list)
The Council of Europe is the continent’s leading human rights organisation. It comprises 47 member states, 28 of which are members of the European Union. The European Directorate for the Quality of Medicines & HealthCare (EDQM) is a directorate of the Council of Europe. Its mission is to contribute to the basic human right of access to good quality medicines and healthcare and to promote and protect public health.