We are grateful to the donors and their families on behalf of the transplant recipients, in that they allow these tissue donations to happen and make the decision together. We thank all those who work in the hospitals every day to help meet the wishes of the deceased, in giving these tissue donations. Tissue donation is hope, generosity, a reduction of suffering, and a way to save lives.
We have a great responsibility towards the deceased, their families and the recipients. Donors and recipients trust us. We strive to undertake every tissue donation in the best possible way and to prepare for the transplant. No cornea, heart valve, or blood vessel may be lost.
The respectful handling of the deceased is first in the minds of our employees. After a tissue donation, the deceased’s body is externally fully intact and dignified, and prepared for the funeral. A graceful farewell to the deceased is in no way delayed or disrupted. We develop our technical and social skills continuously.
People have different attitudes towards tissue donation, there is no right or wrong attitude! We therefore accept any decision, be it for or against tissue donation.
The transmission of diseases and infections caused by a transplant must be prevented. Therefore our employees strictly examine every tissue donation possible for exclusion criteria. We accept responsibility for the donor selection. We guarantee microbiological and virological investigations on all tissue.
Thousands of patients need a tissue transplant each year. We guarantee the equal opportunities of all the patients listed in our database. We also take into account emergency situations, including the special requirements of such transplants.
Tissue donation is a matter of trust. Credibility, information and open communication are the keys to a successful partnership. We care for and advise potential tissue donors and relatives openly regarding the type and extent of a tissue donation. We provide regular information on the development of our company as well as revenue and earnings development.
A detailed interview with medical ethicist Prof. Eckhard Nagel on the topic of ethics in tissue donation can be read here (interview text in German).
We take responsibility for the results of our actions. Our board of management analyzes errors and works to avoid them in the future. We invest in the further training of our employees. We promote the potential of each individual.
Offering transplant services means planning for security and liability. We listen to the needs and requests of the transplant physicians. We maintain a direct line with our network partners.