Nancy CHRU and organ donation

CHRU Nancy joins the mobilization for the National Day of Reflection on Organ Donation and Transplantation and Donor Recognition on June 22, 2022.

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Although 31% of French say they are well informed about this donation, mobilization and information work remains essential.
As part of the National Day of Reflection on Organ Donation and Transplantation on June 22nd, the CHRU mobilizes Nancy to raise public awareness of this connection that unites us all:

  • Friday, June 17, 1 p.mdr Hélène Grégoire, coordinating doctor of the UPOT team, and a transplant patient participate in Facebook Live at CHRU
  • Wednesday June 22nd : The Organ and Tissue Donoration Center team will host an information booth at the Cora Houdemont Shopping Center to answer questions from the public about this donation.

“A national priority”

This new edition of the National Day of Reflection on Organ Donation and Transplantation is in line with the recommendations of the new Ministerial Plan published last March to give a strong and lasting impetus to this activity. The removal and transplantation of organs and tissues is a “national priority” due to an explicit legal provision of the Health Code.

In France, the law states that we are all organ and tissue donors unless we have expressed a refusal through the national refusal register or through our relatives. It is therefore important that, whatever your choice, you communicate it to your loved ones so that your wishes are respected. At the CHRU in Nancy, the Organ and Tissue Extraction Unit (UPOT) coordinates the extraction activities: listing potential organ and tissue donors, researching the wishes of the deceased, interviewing relatives, constant liaison with the teams (resuscitation, medical specialties, analysis laboratories, radiology, operating rooms , biomedical agency, transport company).
In 2021, at the Nancy CHRU, they will be there 74 organ donors (including 15 “Maastricht”): 118 organs (Multi-organ, heart, liver, pancreas, kidney, lung) and 101 tissues (cornea, epidermis, solid tubular bones, arteries, etc.) were removed.
Activity is maintained but remains weakened after the Covid-19 crisis.

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