WHO Taskforce on Human Organ and Tissue Donation and Transplantation

In its mandate of supporting in the implementation of the guiding principles at country level, WHO has recently established an international multidisciplinary task force of 31 experts coming from all the regions and covering fields of medicine, surgery, ethics, law, patients’ rights, public administration and health systems. Main objective of the Task Force is to advise and support WHO at all levels on delivering its mission and assisting Member States in establishing and/or strengthening their systems in organ-tissue donation and transplantation at a national level or through regional cooperation as appropriate. The task force is governed by WHO and currently presided by Prof Francis Delmonico (USA) assisted by Dr Faisal Shaheen (KSA) as his co-chair. More information on this initiative at:


Marisa Herson