European Day for Organ Donation and Transplantation

The EDQM/Council of Europe organises the European Day for Organ Donation and Transplantation (EODD) every year in a different country to raise awareness on the importance of organ donation, as a way of saving and improving lives.

EODD usually takes place on the second Saturday of October and is aimed at encouraging public debate and reflection on the topic. The standards set by the EDQM/Council of Europe is what ensures that organ donation and transplantation in Europe is responsible, ethical, professional and non-commercial. EODD also aims at inviting the medical community and policy-makers across Europe to reflect on the importance of this life saving therapy.

Most of all, EODD is an opportunity to honour all organ donors and their families and to thank transplantation professionals throughout Europe whose hard work helps to save lives and improve the quality of life of many people.

Please find further details here:

Click here to discover the EODD Programme for Health care professionals with Webinars on ‘Donation after Circulatory Death: best practices’.