European Day for Organ Donation and Transplantation
European Day for Organ Donation and Transplantation is held on October 9. The European Day for Organ Donation and Transplantation (#EODD) takes place to raise awareness on the importance of organ, tissue and cell donation as a way to improve and save lives. This event in the first decade of the month october is annual.
There are as many people dying per year of organ disease as are on the transplant waiting list currently!
Organ disease is a massive public health issue, and organ transplantation can be a lifesaving treatment option.
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