Welcome to the NOTIFY Library site where experts from across the globe collaborate to share didactic information on documented adverse outcomes associated with the clinical use of human organs, blood, tissues and cells. The data presented on the Notify Library site should be seen in the context of impressive success stories in transplantation, transfusion and assisted reproduction across the world.

  • Monkeypox multi-country outbreak

    Following up the monkeypox (MPX) multi-country outbreak recently reported in EU countries, ECDC has released a rapid risk assessment available here.

    No cases of MPX virus transmission through substances of human origin have ever been documented. However in terms of active surveillance, all potential donors should be carefully interviewed regarding contacts with infected (confirmed or suspected) MPX cases, infected animals or travels to affected areas. Medical history data on these risk factors should be collected in the case of deceased donors. 

  • Notify Experts meet in Rome

    Next June 20-21 the National Transplant Centre will host the NOTIFY project technical meeting at the premises of the National Institute of Health in Rome.

    The event organised as hybrid meeting will be an opportunity to discuss the latest experience of organ, tissue and cell transplantation from SARS-CoV-2 positive donors, the role of vigilance in MPHO innovation and to bring together experts of international authorities to discuss a possible plan of an MPHO Safety Network.

  • WHO - Seventy-fifth World Health Assembly

    Human organ and tissue transplantation will be on the agenda of the "Seventy-fifth World Health Assembly" being held from May 22 to 28 in Geneva. In advance of the assembly the Director General issued a "Human organ and tissue transplantation" report avalilable here. The Notify Library and the Notify Booklet are mentioned among the WHO collaboration and partnerships. The Secretariat has expanded the scope of the collaboration with CNT to include further reviews on the impact of emerging threats on the safety and availability of all MPHO in order to elaborate appropriate preparedness plan.

  • Vigilance for MPHO — Progress on the Notify Library’s Global Effort to Share Information and Learning

    Read the new publication with the latest Notify Library updates in the January 2021 issue of Transplantation, available here.

     In the same issue, Dr Jeremy Chapman's commentary on donor derived disease and how the Notify Library can support physicians in their daily practice, available here

  • New WHO guidance on Blood safety and COVID-19

    The World Health Organisation has released a new guidance document on "Maintaining a safe and adequate blood supply during the pandemic outbreak of coronavirus disease (COVID-19)". Guidance document on blood, all technical guidance and WHO bulletin are available at the links:

    WHO Guidance document on blood safety

    WHO country and technical guidance

    WHO bulletin on COVID19

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The database is continually updated and currently new cases are being collected and submitted to editorial working groups in order to increase the database content and scope.