Quality and safety of organs intended for transplantation

SUMMARY OF:

Directive 2010/53/EU on standards of quality and safety of human organs intended for transplantation

SUMMARY

WHAT DOES THE DIRECTIVE DO?

KEY POINTS

EU countries must ensure:

WHEN DOES THIS DIRECTIVE APPLY?

It entered into force on 26 August 2010. EU countries had to incorporate it into national legislation by 27 August 2012.

BACKGROUND

Organ transplant operations now literally mean the difference between life and death for hundreds of thousands of people worldwide. They improve the quality of life of patients, are often the most cost-effective treatment, and sometimes only way to treat liver, lung and heart failure.

ACT

Directive 2010/53/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 7 July 2010 on standards of quality and safety of human organs intended for transplantation (OJ L 207, 6.8.2010, pp. 14–29)

Corrigendum to Directive 2010/45/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 7 July 2010 on standards of quality and safety of human organs intended for transplantation (OJ L 243, 16.9.2010, p. 68)

RELATED ACTS

Commission Implementing Directive 2012/25/EU of 9 October 2012 laying down information procedures for the exchange, between Member States, of human organs intended for transplantation (OJ L 275, 10.10.2012, pp. 27–32)

Commission Staff Working Document on the mid-term review of the ‘Action Plan on Organ Donation and Transplantation (2009-2015): Strengthened Cooperation between Member States’ (SWD(2014) 147 final of 25.4.2014)

Report from the Commission to the European Parliament and the Council on the exercise of the power to adopt delegated acts conferred on the Commission pursuant to Directive 2010/53/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 7 July 2010 on the standards of quality and safety of human organs intended for transplantation (COM(2015) 123 final of 10.3.2015)

last update 12.01.2016