European Day for Organ Donation and Transplantation

The European Day for Organ Donation and Transplantation (EODD) is held to raise awareness of the importance of organ, tissue and cell donation as a way to improve and save lives.

Demand for organ transplantation is increasing all over the world, but there are not enough organs available to meet the need. This shortage of organs is now the limiting factor in treating many patients with chronic organ failure and has led to high numbers of patients on waiting lists.

We as the EHLTF support the Eodd as an important day to raise awareness about organ donation and to ask people to become organ donors.