European transplant organisations

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Agence de la biomedécine

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Created following the introduction of the French Bioethics Law in August 2004, in addition to promoting access to organ, tissue and cell transplantation, this French national institution is involved in accreditation and research, both for transplantation and assisted reproductive technologies. It claims to be the only such public body in Europe to combine the four domains of organ procurement, procreation, human embryology and genetics.


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DOPKI is an EU funded project that deals with the problem of organ shortage for transplantation. DOPKI project aims to develop an applicable methodology that could be used to determine both, the potential for organ donation and its outcome, as well as to define the limits for an organ’s safety and quality.

European Society for Organ Transplantation (ESOT)

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The society is involved in the promotion of education and research relevant to organ transplantation and the creation of scientific meetings for the discussion of clinical experience and data across Europe.

Eurotransplant International Federation

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The Eurotransplant International Federation co-ordinates the exchange of donor organs across the central region of Europe, which includes Austria, Belgium, Germany, Luxembourg, the Netherlands and Slovenia, and a total population of over 112 million.

Organazacion Nacional de Trasplantes (ONT)

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An organisation within the Spanish Department of Health and Consumer Affairs charged with the promotion, facilitation and co-ordination of the donation of organs and tissue.


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An association incorporating the transplant communities of Denmark, Finland, Norway and Iceland.

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