EU Health Commissioner’s message on European Organ Donation Day 2016

On the 18th of October, EU Health Commissioner Vytenis Andriukaitis shared a message on organ donation to mark the European Organ Donation Day. Referring to organ donation as a “gift of hope”, he reminded of his experience with the first even heart transplant operation in the Baltic States, as a cardio-surgeon in 1987.

Thanking organ donors and their families as well as transplantation professionals in Europe, he also invited EU citizens to consider donating their organs and called on them to discuss and raise the issue with family and friends, to initiate reflection.

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