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The Fifth World Day for Organ Donation and Transplantation

The 5th World Day for Organ Donation and Transplantation has  taken place in Berlin, on Sunday 4th October 2009.

The celebration was on the eve of the 2009 Organ Donation Congress (5-7 October 2009), a joint event of the European Transplant Coordinators Organization (ETCO) and of the International Society for Organ Donation and
Procurement (ISODP)
.The event was organized by the German Society for Organ transplantation (DSO).

The program included topics on several aspects of Organ Donation, such as the relation with the media, transplant tourism, and donation after cardiac death (DCD) an issue of increasing importance in developed and developing countries alike. A new feature of the event was the Vitual Satellite view of transplantation in several countries around the world.