Category: News

COVID-19 and organ donation

The recent situation regarding COVID-19 affects organ donation. All Eurotransplant countries have implemented preventive screenings policies for potential organ donors. For detailed information on the national policy, please contact the national organ procurement organization or the national competent authority:

Austria, contact: corona@gesundheitsministerium.gv@at
actual information
Belgium (and Luxembourg)
Position statement on organ procurement and organ transplantation
newsitem DSO
The Netherlands
guidelines for patients on the waiting list
guidelines for transplanted patients
guidelines on organ donation
newsletter on donation and transplant activities (Slovenian language)
COVID-19 Resources for the Donation and Transplantation Community
Webinar UNOS, AST and ESOT regarding COVID-19
Global Transplantation Covid Report March 2020


We have reset some user’s passwords

Due to unplanned maintenance on our authorisation application on Sunday, some user accounts have been reset. This was not the result of a hacking attempt or related to a cyber security incident.

The users involved have received an e-mail with a new temporary password. This password needs to be changed on first login. If you experience any problems with your login or access to applications please contact

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.