Roadmap for Organ donation and transplantation: a multi- stakeholder call to action

Although Europe is a leader in organ donation and transplantation, compared to other continents, major discrepancies remain between countries in terms of transplantation activity. This Roadmap, was produced by the EKHA-led Thematic Network on Organ Donation and Transplantation and is based on the Joint Statement on the same subject, published in 2019. It builds on previous work to provide 12 key areas and specific measures to promote transplantation; offering a framework that can be implemented by EU countries to increase transplantation rates. Achieving a successful EU transplantation programme requires coordination between Member States, improved education in patients, professionals, and the general population, and the provision of suitable legal and financial frameworks. In parallel, an increase in donation rates across the EU is needed, which cannot be achieved without a simultaneous investment in infrastructure, the implementation of approaches to overcoming financial barriers, and educational efforts. EKHA strongly encourages EU policy makers to build on these recommendations to come up with a second EU Action Plan on Organ Donation and Transplantation.

Read the Roadmap here