“Is Organ Transplant equal for everyone?” Guest article by Devi Mey, CEO, and Luciano Potena, President, European Society for Organ Transplantation (ESOT), December 15, 2022

In a recent article for the European Public Health Alliance (EPHA) website guest authors Devi Mey, CEO, and Luciano Potena, President, of the European Society for Organ Transplant (ESOT), point out that gender, socioeconomic status, ethnicity, place of residence, level of health literacy, patient awareness, and inadequate training of healthcare providers (HCP) all exert a significant impact on the degree of equity in access to waiting lists, to organ allocation, and also to high-quality post-transplant care, say the authors.

The European Society for Organ Transplant is committed to ever improving the quality of and access to care for every patient suffering from an end-stage organ disease. It took the opportunity of the yearly European Health Forum Gastein (EHFG) 2022 to launch a Manifesto which provides a state-of-play overview of organ transplantation in Europe and sets out five core actions that European stakeholders and ESOT must take. “Increased attention to health disparities and enhanced collaboration across governmental departments, academia, and agencies to end inequities is the first step to reaching our societal obligation for a true European Health Union.”

Full text of article is available at this link on the EPHA website.

Full text of the ESOT Manifesto is available on the ESOT website at this link

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