Supervision of organ activity

Organ transplant activity is supervised in Finland by the Finnish Medicines Agency Fimea, the National Supervisory Authority for Welfare and Health Valvira and the Regional State Administrative Agencies.

Fimea is responsible for the supervision of the quality and safety related to donors and organs and for the traceability of information. Fimea also maintains an up-to-date list of donation hospitals and the Transplant Centre and issues an annual report on transplantation operations on the basis of the information obtained from the Transplant Centre.

Read more:

Organ transplant activity is supervised in Finland by the Finnish Medicines Agency Fimea (in Finnish) Sic! 2014; 1: 48–49.

Donation hospitals and Transplant Centre (pdf)

Statutes:

Fimea regulations 1/2016 (in Finnish)

Fimea regulations 2/2014 (in Finnish)

Act of the Medical Use of Human Organs, Tissues and Cells (101/2001) (in Finnish , no english translation available)

Decree of the Ministry of Social Affairs and Health on the Medical Use of Human Organs, Tissues and Cells (1302/2007) (in Finnish, no english translation available)

Decree of the Ministry of Social Affairs and Health amending the Decree of the Ministry of Social Affairs and Health on the Medical Use of Human Organs, Tissues and Cells (278/2014) (In Finnish, no english translation available)

Government Decree on the Medical Use of Human Organs, Tissues and Cells (594/2001) (in Finnish, no english translation available)

Directive of the European Parliament and of the the Council 2010/53/EU

Further information

  • Leinonen Eeva
    Head of Unit tel. +358295223220
  • Puranen Pirkko
    Senior Inspector tel. +358295223244
  • Tammiruusu Anne
    Senior Inspector tel. +358295223249