SANTANDER STATEMENT on Transplantation

On 9 and 10 November 2023, the Organización Nacional de Trasplantes (ONT), under the Spanish Presidency of the Council of the European Union, convened in Santander a Global Summit entitled “Towards Global Convergence in Transplantation: Sufficiency, Transparency and Oversight”. the Summit aimed to critically review the current state of donation and transplantation of organs, tissues, and cells, identify key challenges, and shape the future direction of transplant activities worldwide to ensure that advances in this field benefit citizens across the globe. The meeting resulted in the following policy recommendations:  

1.Improve patient care

2.Make progress towards sufficiency in transplantation

3.Ensure transparency and oversight of practices

4.Strengthen the prevention of human trafficking

5. Foster responsible innovation for the clinical use of Substances of Human Origin (SoHO)-based therapies.

For more information on the summit and recommendation please click HERE.