Category: News

First successful lung transplant with lungs of an ex-COVID-19 patient

In a world’s first, the UZ Leuven lung transplant team has performed a double lung transplant with the lungs of a donor who experienced a mild case of COVID-19 three months prior. The procedure shows that carefully selected lungs can safely be transplanted after a SARS-CoV-2 infection.
Eurotransplant congratulates UZ Leuven with this news. Read the published article in The Lancet Respiratory Medicine or the news article on the website of UZ Leuven.

Eurotransplant publishes digital Annual Report 2019

We are pleased to announce the publication of the Eurotransplant digital Annual Report 2019. This environmentally friendly, digital Annual Report includes clickable (web)links which makes it easy to navigate through the document. The 2019 edition presents the key statistics on most relevant developments in waiting list, organ donation and transplantation in all Eurotransplant countries. Furthermore, an overview is presented of the activities that took place within Eurotransplant, decisions that were made as well as the financial status. Detailed statistics for each organ are presented in ‘Collections’ in the Eurotransplant online statistics library.

Usability

This report will only be available online and will not be distributed by post. However, a hard-copy infographic, which shows the main highlights of Eurotransplant in 2019, will be published and distributed soon.

Best viewing experience of the digital Annual Report 2019 is guaranteed when using Acrobat Reader. Eurotransplant publishes two versions:

  1. Low resolution – minimum download time
  2. High resolution – longer download time, but higher quality of images; recommended for printing and/or enlarging

No part of this report may be reproduced without prior permission of Eurotransplant. For permissions or request of specific images, please contact: communication@eurotransplant.org