The Gift of Life campaign is an initiative of the European Kidney Health Alliance to raise awareness on the need for:

  • a coordinated approach at EU level as regards kidney donation and transplantation
  • appropriate legal, structural and cultural frameworks in EU member states to boost donation rates and reduce the numbers of deaths resulting from kidney failure while waiting for a transplant.

EKHA calls for:

  • Equal access to kidney transplantation across the EU to all valid candidates
  • Education programmes for healthcare professionals, patients and the general public to boost living donor transplantation at EU and national levels.
  • Establishment of appropriate legal and structural framework for successful EU Member States’ transplantation programmes
  • Opting-out systems for deceased organ donation in EU member states
  • A coordinated approach towards kidney transplantation at EU level