The adopted World Health Assembly resolutions WHA57.18 and WHA63.22 requested that global data be collected on the practices, safety, quality, efficacy and epidemiology of transplantations.

The global availability of these data is recognized as a prerequisite for global improvement to demonstrate transparency, equity, compliance and to monitor systems in countries. With such information it is possible to develop and determine the impact of policies and initiatives.

Data collected can be the basis for evaluating the access to transplantation in countries that will seek new approaches on the development of deceased donor donation programmes and quality and safety measures.

The data provided also help to get an overview of the legal and organizational aspects in very different settings and countries, and will enable the regulating bodies to monitor the activities. 

The annual study forms the basis of possible situational analyses for individual countries, and shows the utility of the GODT as a comprehensive tool by which these topics of international concern may be evaluated comparatively.

Source: data are provided by national health authorities in WHO Member States whenever transplantation programmes do exist.


     For citations of the GODT data please quote the following: 

                   Those [indicate the year] data are based on the Global Observatory on Donation and Transplantation (GODT) data, produced by the WHO-ONT collaboration.