May 2019 CD-P-TO Meeting

Published: 26 June 2019

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The President of the EATCB, Jacinto Sanchez-Ibanez, attended a meeting of the European Committee on Organ Transplantation (CD-P-TO) in May.

The role of the CD-P-TO is to:
'Promote the non-commercialisation of organ donation, the fight against organ trafficking and the development of ethical, quality and safety standards in the field of organ, tissue and cell transplantation. Its activities include the collection of international data and monitoring of practices in Europe, the transfer of knowledge and expertise between organisations and experts through training and networking and the elaboration of reports, surveys and recommendations'.
Further information on the purpose of the CD-P-TO can be found here
Items discussed at May's meeting included:

 - The upcoming 4th Edition of the 'Guide to the quality and safety of tissues and cells for human applications', which is due to be published shortly.

- Donor compensation in the fields of organ, tisue and cell donation

- Trafficking of himan tissues and cells

- Donor protection

- Harmonisation of tissue and cell data collection exercises

- The critical pathway for tissue donation