The Organ Coordination Office began its activities on 1 January 2007 as a new department under the control of the Deputy Director of HNBTS. The director of OCO is responsible for operational management. The Office centrally coordinates all Hungarian organ procurement processes, therefore establishing and operating three levels of
Five national coordinators work on the first level in the central office to receive all donor reports from all Hungarian hospitals at a toll-free number. They maintain contact between the donor hospital and all other involved parties, and perform coordination from the donor report through organ procurement.
Six regional clinical coordinators work on the second level in transplant centers, continuing coordination after the procurement through the transplant. The establishment of hospital coordination has just started involving currently 8 hospitals, and we plan to reach 45 collaborating hospitals within the next 3 years, with the support of the
Ministry of Human Resources.
The OCO represents Hungary in EU co-funded projects (DOPKI, COORENOR, MODE, ACCORD) as associated partner and/or work package leader. The OCO was highly involved in the Hungarian implementation process of the 2010/53/EU directive on standards of quality and safety of human organs intended for transplantation.
The main function of the OCO is to coordinate all Hungarian organ procurements, the Office is open for:
Activity in 2011: