Health and safety of donors and recipients

ESHRE Contributor:
   Carlos Calhaz-Jorge, Portugal, ESHRE ExCo Chairman Elect

TRANSfusion and transplantation: PrOtection and SElection of donors (TRANSPOSE)

This recently started project will add to harmonising European donor selection and protection policies related to SoHO donations (Substances of Human Origin) whilst keeping adequate health & safety protection of the recipient. The initiative will last 30 months (September 2017 - March 2020).

More specifically, it aims at constructing risk-based Guidelines for the selection and protection of donors with the assistance of a massive pool of experts.

TRANSPOSE will release a standard Donor Health Questionnaire, which can be used widely and will enable comparisons between Member States on the prevalence of specific risks and risky behaviours throughout Europe.

In the end, TRANSPOSE will assist EU member states to implement policies in a clearly defined way, and may facilitate the process of revising related EU Directives.
ESHRE is present as Collaborating partner.
Start date: 01/05/2018 - End date: 30/04/2021