Links & Resources


NHS Blood and Transplant is the British body governing transplantation in the UK.


Eurotransplant is a non-profit organisation that facilitates patient-oriented allocation and cross-border exchange of deceased donor organs on the European continent.


The European Commission's Directorate for Research and Innovation funds research projects such as COPE.


ESOT - European Society for Organ Transplantation - has a wealth of information for patients and professionals.

As of 20 February 20187, POMP requires another 21 kidneys to reach the target. We are aiming for completion in April 2018.

Our COMPARE trial has reached its recruitment target and recruitment stopped on 11 April 2017 with a total of 105 included pairs in the trial.

As of January 2017, all new POMP centres in Berlin, Belgium and Hungary have succesfully recruited to the POMP trial. The trial now has a total of 11 active sites.

Organ preservation techniques were featured on the BBC 4 radio programme "Inside Health"! Listen to Professor Ploeg and David Nasralla by clicking here.



The COPE Consortium is funded through the EU's 7th Framework Programme on research, technological development and demonstration and is the official organ preservation task force of the European Society for Organ Transplantation (ESOT). The Consortium brings together academic institutions, clinical and scientific experts and small and medium sized enterprises from across Europe to work together on advancing organ preservation techniques.

The COPE Consortium aims to advance and develop organ preservation technologies by performing clinical and translational studies with on-going experimental refinement. Through testing quality and safety, increasing the efficiency and refining preservation strategies we set out to bring technologies from the bench to the bedside.


Focusing on three clinical trials and two experimental work programmes across Europe the Consortium is working on improving preservation and reconditioning strategies for kidneys and livers procured for transplantation. By exploiting collaborations between industry and academic institutions we aim to introduce organ preservation technologies that will increase the number and quality of grafts used for transplantation.


This project has received funding from the European Union's 7th Framework Programme for research, technological development and demonstration under grant agreement 305934.

COPE Consortium - 2017