(Croatian Ministry of Health – Institute for Transplantation and Biomedicine)

The SEEHN RHDC in Croatia is organizing jointly with TAIEX (Technical Assistance and Information Exchange Instrument of the European Commission) on April 9 and 10 in Zagreb, another important technical meeting to address key issues in deceased organ donation process (Identification and referral of potential donors; Brain death diagnosis; Donor assessment and evaluation; Family approach).

The TAIEX meeting will bring together 67 professionals from Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Israel, Kosovo, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Romania, Serbia and Turkey, as well as experts from EU Member States, to share best practises and improve knowledge and skills in this important health care field.

Extensive training of throughout the SEEHN Region will take place under the leadership of Croatian experts and invited experts from Italy, Spain and SEE countries.

Croatia is one of the leading countries in organ donation and transplant medicine not only in Europe but even beyond. Recently, in the beginning of April, during Easter weekend, in only 24 hours nine patients (from Croatia, Hungary and Austria) have received liver transplants and kidney transplants.

This remarkable achievement was enabled by a multidisciplinary work and efforts of coordination and transplantation teams and by the generosity of seven deceased persons and their families who consented to organ donation.

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