Title
The relevance of EU directive 2010/53/EU for living organ donation practice : an ELPAT view The relevance of EU directive 2010/53/EU for living organ donation practice : an ELPAT view
Author
Faculty/Department
Faculty of Law
Publication type
article
Publication
Baltimore, Md ,
Subject
Law
Source (journal)
Transplantation. - Baltimore, Md, 1963, currens
Volume/pages
99(2015) :10 , p. 2215-2222
ISSN
0041-1337
1534-6080
Carrier
E
Target language
English (eng)
Full text (Publishers DOI)
Abstract
With the recent transposition of Directive 2010/53/EU into the transplant regulation of EU Member States, the time is right to have a closer look at its implications for living organ donation practice. We first discuss the relevance of the Action Plan which forms the basis for the policy of the European Commission in the field of organ donation and transplantation. We then analyze the impact of Directive 2010/53/EU which was adopted to support the implementation of the Priority Actions set out in the Action Plan. We more specifically focus on the obligations of transplant centers engaged in living organ donation and highlight their significance for clinical practice. Finally, we point out some strengths and weaknesses of the Directive in addressing living organ donation.