Welcome to the EULOD website
Organ shortage is a worldwide problem, resulting in long waiting times and a high mortality rate on the transplant waiting list. Living organ donation is introduced by transplant centres as a valuable alternative to bridge the gap between demand and supply of organs. Living organ donation poses opportunities, but also involves ethical, legal and psychosocial implications. Moreover, there is large heterogeneity among European countries in terms of living donation rates, ethical concerns, legislation and protection systems for living organ donors.
As a response to this European heterogeneity and to the urgent policy needs expressed by various EU institutions, the Living Organ Donation in Europe project, also named EULOD, was set up under the Seventh Framework Programme of the European Commission. It aims to increase collaboration between EU Member States in order to improve exchange of best practices on living organ donation programmes and to enhance the organizational models of organ donation and transplantation across the EU.
The project ended in September 2012 and we are proud to present our book: The EULOD Project: Results and Recommendations. This can be downloaded under the "results" section.