You transplant – we mediate!
Every inpatient or outpatient transplant centre can register its patients for a transplant at the DGFG free of charge. The responsible doctor indicates the urgency. The DGFG then forms an urgency code: highly urgent, urgent, transplantable. Our allocation office will do its utmost to supply highly urgent patients within 24 hours, depending on tissue availability. On the basis of a supra-regional database, the staff of the allocation office has a constant overview of all tissue transplants available in the DGFG network. Employees can also respond quickly and easily to emergency enquiries. Some patients require a typified cornea. Here the match of tissue characteristics is necessary. The DGFG compares the tissue characteristics between donor and recipient. The allocation then takes place according to the best match.
A standardized waiting list ensures equal opportunities for all listed patients. For patients who have the same criteria regarding urgency and tissue characteristics, the documented waiting time is decisive. In addition, there are center-specific requirements for the cornea depending on the planned surgical technique.
The DGFG charges a uniform tissue-dependent expense reimbursement for the provision of transplants within Germany, which covers all costs for donation, processing and transport. The transport costs to international locations may vary and will be charged separately
The delivery of corneas and amniotic membranes is carried out by courier until 10 a.m. on the operating day at the latest (exceptions are possible for some regions as well as for international locations). Heart valves and blood vessels are delivered directly by our own transport service. The allocation office will be happy to provide you with details on transport.