Ambition and progress

The ambition

Using the historical ties and established relationships of our Commonwealth citizens and governments, we believe a great deal of progress can be made through Commonwealth nations working together to share knowledge and expertise around organ and tissue donation and transplantation.

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What we're promoting

1. The value of organ and tissue donation and transplantation in saving and transforming lives

2. The need to ensure safe and ethical practice in accordance with the Declaration of Istanbul and the resolutions of the World Health Organisation's Guiding Principles on Organ Transplantation

3. The benefits that can be shared by all Commonwealth nations through learning and sharing solutions with each other about the common challenges we face

A memorandum of understanding

We hope that by the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, we will have gained support from Commonwealth nations for a memorandum of understanding on organ and tissue donation and transplantation which reflects our shared values.

View the draft memorandum of understanding on our resources page

Commonwealth Games 2022

The Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games presents a unique opportunity to showcase organ and tissue donation and transplantation and to agree this memorandum of understanding.

We will be seeking the support of all Commonwealth nations to join this noble and humanitarian effort to save lives.

Current progress

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