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Postby Mike » Tue Apr 27, 2004 3:47 pm

I posted another message a long time ago about the donor lists in UK & Spain and whether you can be on both. I have at last received a reply from the department of health (only took 6 months!)

if you are interested this is what they said:-


[quote]Many apologies for the absence of a reply. Trevor's email arrived while I
was on leave and was somehow overlooked.

There is no European wide registration scheme. There is also a rule that a
person can be only on one transplant list. However, if your friend is
resident in Spain for any period, if she is seen by a Spanish unit, she
might be allowed to register on the Spanish transplant list on condition
that she is suspended from the UK list while in Spain and vice versa. She
would need to persuade the Spanish authorities to agree to such an
arrangement as well as notifying her UK unit.

Peter Doyle
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Renal and Transplant Policy Teams[/quote]
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how do they know?

Postby amanda in CA » Tue May 04, 2004 10:12 pm

My question is how do they know if you are on both. All you would need to do is get a copy of all your documents to send to a Spanish unit and who would know that you were registered in both countries. I can't imagine that any checking is done. It would be more a problem of logistics getting to the country that a transplant was available in if you were in the other country. Amanda
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Postby JMan » Tue May 04, 2004 10:24 pm

They would know that you weren't registered as a citizen of one of the countries.. and to be a transplant recipient they would need full medical history.. How do you conver up where you are receiving exisiting treatment from the 'new' unit??

I think the ONLY way, you 'might' get away with it is with dual citizenship. Eg a passport and records in both countries.. getting harder these days..

Interesting Q though. Anyone tried it? :wink: :wink:

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Postby amanda in CA » Thu May 06, 2004 2:26 am

I would be surprised if all transplant units were even aware of the rules, but I could be wrong, especially as they seem to be tightening up on things. Amanda
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