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NATIONAL ORGAN TRANSPLANT REGISTRY

 Contact Person: Ms Lorinda Camilleri​Ms Connie Scicluna


AIMS

  • To collect data and keep a register of all organs harvested on the islands of Malta and Gozo, whether transplanted locally or abroad.
  • To provide data which may be required for epidemiological and research studies.
  • To issue regular statistics on organ transplantation on the Maltese Islands and provide physicians and the general public with information they may need, always respecting strict confidentiality.


BACKGROUND

The National Organ Transplant Register has received regular notifications since 1999. Data prior to this has been collected retrospectively but is considered to be incomplete since no regular data collection had been in place at the time.


COVERAGE

The register is population based and registers all organs harvested on the islands of Malta and Gozo, whether transplanted locally or taken abroad.


DATA COLLECTION AND SOURCES OF INFORMATION

Data for all organs harvested in Malta and Gozo is collected. The register also keeps data regarding the organ donors and transplant recipients. The latter information is only available for those organs transplanted locally.
 
Data collection occurs only on a passive basis. The register relies solely on notifications of transplants sent to the registry. Any transplants not notified by the competent persons are not included in the register.
 
The registry keeps named records in order to: 
 
  1. avoid duplicate registration; 
  2. allow the follow up of cases until date of death; and 
  3. to be in a position to trace the cases in order to conduct prospective or retrospective studies.

Patient Hospital Files are reviewed whenever possible to validate and ensure accuracy of registrations. Strict confidentiality is respected at all times. 


NOTIFICATIONS FORMS

 
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Notification of Organ Transplant Form for notifying organ transplants.


SUMMARY STATISTICS




CONFIDENTIALITY STATEMENT

The National Organ Transplant Registry collects and processes personal information regarding organ transplants for statistical and research purposes and in the interests of public health. All data is collected and processed in accordance to the Data Protection Act (Malta, 2001). The Registry does not disclose identifiable data unless the law permits it. All individuals are entitled to know what information the Registry holds about themselves.