BLOOD DONATION

„GIVING IS GOOD”

The Hungarian National Blood Transfusion Service (HNBTS) serves as the national centralized provider of blood component products to the hospital sector in Hungary and is responsible for strategic planning, management, training and advisory activities in health policy decision making for the field of preparative and clinical transfusiology.

ORGAN COORDINATION OFFICE

„TRANSPLANTS SAVE LIVES”

The Organ Coordination Office (OCO) is responsible for all Hungarian organ and tissue procurement coordination from the cadaver donor report through the end of retrieval, in accordance with Governmental Decree 323/2006 (XII.23) by operating three levels of the transplant donor coordination network (national, regional and hospital coordinators). The HNBTS serves as contracting partner in the Eurotransplant preliminary cooperation agreement.

HUNGARIAN STEM CELL DONOR REGISTRY

„THE ONE AMONG MILLIONS”

The Hungarian Stem Cell Donor Registry (HSCDR), the former Hungarian Bone Marrow Donor Registry, hosted by the HNBTS inks clinical care to worldwide stem cell networks of unrelated donor registries (BMDW and WMDA). The HSCDR is responsible for finding an unrelated donor for Hungarian patients who need stem cell transplantation, and offers donor search for international patients among the 6300 Hungarian registered volunteer stem cell donors.

CENTRAL WAITING LIST OFFICE

The Central Waiting List Office (CWO) was established at the same time as Hungary's full membership to Eurotransplant. Its purpose is to operate a quality and safety framework that is transparent and traceable for professionals in the field of organ donation and transplantation, patients on waiting lists and for the public interested in it. CWO is independent from donor hospitals and transplant centers, but it also oversees and monitors the organ donation and transplantation process. In order to that, changes in the data and status of patients who are candidate for the waiting list for organ transplants and patients on the waiting list are constantly monitored by comparing the data received from the Transplantation Committees and recorded in the Eurotransplant register.