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Assessment of the first National Conferences on Organ Donation

Assessment of the first National Conferences on Organ Donation

The event

As the 3rd Transplant Plan comes to an end, the gap between waiting patients and transplanted patients is growing, while there is a strong potential for procurement. This shortage has strong repercussions on patients waiting for transplants and hundreds of deaths every year.

Faced with this situation, the Greffes Plus (“+”) collective, made up of associations, federations and foundations (including Greffe de vie, which is sheltered by the FAM), has decided to act by organizing, with the support of the FAM, the first National Conference on Organ Donation on thursday, the 14th of october. The purpose of these meetings was to bring together and associate all the actors around the sharing and dissemination of good practices related to organ donation. The objective is to quickly achieve “more removals for more transplants” by collectively proposing actions that will remove existing obstacles.

After several months of regional and national consultation, the Greffes+ collective has identified and listed a set of proposals. These proposals, which have been transcribed into a manifesto, reflect the desire of those working in the field, as well as of the Greffes+ Collective, to see our current system evolve by addressing, in particular, the issues of governance, the conditions of practice and the training of healthcare teams, living donation and the culture of donation.

Download the manifesto by clicking here

About Greffes+

The Greffes+ collective gathers 9 associations, federations and foundations: the French Association of Families for Organ Donation (AFFDO), the Grégory Lemarchal Association, the Maryse Pour la Vie Association (M! PLV), the Association Vaincre la Mucoviscidose (Overcoming Cystic Fibrosis), the Federation of Associations for Organ and Tissue Donation (FRANCE ADOT), the Federation France Greffe Coeur et/ou Poumons (FGCP), the National Federation of Hepatic Diseases and Transplants (TRANSHEPATE), Greffe de Vie (Life Graft) and the association France Rein.

Watch event videos below :

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Quelle gouvernance pour une organisation de la chaîne du don plus efficiente ?

Transplantation et don du vivant : comment optimiser le recours ?

Grand public, professionnels, enseignants: comment instaurer une véritable culture du don en France?

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The Ruban Vert and the Transquadra 2021-2022

THE RUBAN VERT AND THE TRANSQUADRA 2021-2022

PROMOTING THE GREEN RIBBON AS A SYMBOL OF ORGAN DONATION

The Ruban vert, created by the greffe+ collective of which the dedicated fund Greffe de vie is one of the founders (and which is sheltered by the FAM), will have its boat on the Transquadra race 2021-2022 edition thanks to the intervention of Transhépate!

Piloted by 2 co-skippers (one of whom is a liver transplant recipient), it will highlight this symbol of organ donation and transplantation on a major world race.

Jean-Yves BONSERGENT
CEO
Skipper N° 222 Owner of the
RUBAN VERT

Paul CODRON
Amateur beekeeper
Skipper N° 222 Le RUBAN VERT
Liver transplant recipient

What is the Transquadra ?

– Launched in 1993 by the Club Nautique Hoedicais
– 2020-2021-2022 : 10th edition
– Course: Lorient/Marseille – Madeira – Le Marin in Martinique
– 1st stage August 2021 (6-7 days) – 2nd stage: February 2022 (16-18 days)
– 100 “small boats” : 9 to 13m approximately in solo (~25) or double (~75)
– Amateur skippers over 40 years old exclusively
– International rules for racing on the high seas (in particular safety)
– Continuous and public monitoring of the position of the boats

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Signature of the ONISEP / FAC agreement

SIGNATURE OF THE ONISEP / FAC AGREEMENT

From left to right: Pr Albert-Claude Benhamou, Pr Philippe Marre, Pr Henry Coudane, Mr Jean-Pierre Scotti, Mr the Minister Jean-Michel Blanquer, Mrs Frédérique Alexandre-Bally, Pr Richard Villet, Mrs Eléonore Assante

Encouraging vocations?

This is also the mission of the Foundation of the french Academy of Surgery. By signing a partnership agreement with the ONISEP, under the high patronage of Mr Jean-Michel Blanquer, Minister of National Education, Youth and Sports, the Foundation of the french Academy of Surgery (sheltered by the FAM), is pursuing its mission to promote the excellence of french surgery to the greatest number of people. The aim of this partnership is to provide students with better information on the surgical professions and, more broadly, on health-related professions, and to encourage the development of their motivation and vocation so that they can later move towards these professions.

More information on the FAC website: https://fondationacademiechirurgie.fr/

Copyright: ©Philippe DEVERNAY/MENJS

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FAM calls to support ALIMA

FAM CALLS TO SUPPORT THE FUTURE SHELTERED FOUNDATION ALIMA WICH MOBILIZES AN EMERGENCY FUND TO FIGHT AGAINST COVID 19 IN AFRICA

LAUNCH OF THE “TRANSFORMING HUMANITARIAN MEDICINE 2020” CAMPAIGN

There are now more than 35,000 confirmed cases of COVID-19 on the African continent where the epidemic is now inevitably spreading. In the 12 African countries where ALIMA is present, there are not enough resuscitation beds, nor enough staff. The management of critical cases (5% of cases) will probably be impossible there, except for a few in the capitals. The management of severe cases (15% of cases) will also be problematic. A global response strategy must be found, because if the epidemic hits hard in Africa, it will only return to Europe and the rest of the world.

Today, ALIMA is mobilizing to respond urgently to the situation, with a triple objective:

Maintain its existing humanitarian medical programs in order to continue to assist the extremely vulnerable communities that ALIMA works with on a daily basis. It is therefore urgent to be able to protect patients and caregivers in their 400 centres and 35 hospitals.

To ensure the management of Covid-19 cases in 6 priority countries (Cameroon, Democratic Republic of Congo, Nigeria, Guinea, Senegal, Burkina Faso) by increasing hospitalization (setting up of 1000 hospital beds) and oxygenation (deployment of 1000 oxygen concentrators) capacities with all the human, material and pharmaceutical needs that this entails.

Participate in research to defeat the pandemic, while adapting it to the needs of the most fragile populations and to international ethical standards.

However, if ALIMA‘s operational model has proved its worth over the last few years (5 million patients treated, 29 research projects conducted since its creation in 2009), it also finds its limit in its financial structure which relies on institutional donors for 95%. However, this limits the organization’s responsiveness in emergencies, especially outside of COVID-19, which are just as lethal and less media-intensive. Private donations should also enable them to initiate the first stages of research and to invest in the training of humanitarian managers in the field.

Faced with the emergency and in this context, ALIMA, with the support of the Foundation of the French Academy of Medicine, in an alliance focused on the progress of care and medical quality, today launches an appeal for donations:

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https://soutenir.fam.fr/alima2020

Who is ALIMA?

ALIMA is a humanitarian medical organization that works hand in hand with a network of local medical organizations to provide quality medical care to the most vulnerable people in emergencies and recurring crises. ALIMA and its partners conduct cutting-edge research to improve humanitarian medicine. Every day she treats nearly 4000 people free of charge in 12 African countries.

As part of a long-standing partnership and with a view to becoming a sheltered foundation, ALIMA and the Medical Academy Foundation are working together to support the Transforming Humanitarian Medicine 2020 campaign.

This alliance of partners focused on the progress of care and medical quality is intended to develop an ecosystem necessary for more effective, localized and research-integrated medical humanitarian aid.

ALIMA activated its emergency fund at the beginning of March but now wishes to activate its two other funds (emergency and training) on the following allocations:

500 K for the emergency fund in order to trigger rapid response actions, initial orders and emergency recruitment (the fund was launched 1 month ago and has raised €380,000 to date), but also to protect each of the NGO’s hospitals with beds dedicated to Covid care, about 1000 beds in the 10 countries where ALIMA intervenes. 300 K for the research fund in order to develop the initial research protocols for submitting clinical trials, recruit a research project leader, because the urgency must not prevent the study of diseases that are too little known 200 K ofor the training fund to provide technical support and training sessions to local ministries of health, particularly in countries where it will not provide care itself

ALIMA is therefore seeking to raise 1 million euros of equity capital to respond to the Covid-19.

For all requests please write to [email protected]

More information on: https://www.alima-ngo.org/fr/

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Our sheltered foundation is involved

OUR SHELTERED FOUNDATION IS INVOLVED AGAINST THE CORONAVIRUS

CREATION OF ELECTRIC SYRINGE PUMPS BY 3D PRINTING AND LASER CUTTING

The “Electrolab Nanterre” Association, supported by the Carac, the French Academy of Surgery Foundation and the French Future Foundation, is mobilizing.

Since the development of the Covid-19 pandemic, the care of Covid-19 patients will be limited by the lack of electric syringe pumps. This device is used to maintain a regular and constant flow of medication or liquids to patients admitted to intensive care.

The lack of electric syringe pumps limits the number of patients admitted to intensive care units, as well as to intensive care units and conventional hospitalization. This situation will worsen in the coming days and continue beyond the crisis as many patients will remain in these critical care facilities. The need is already urgent and immediate. Moreover, we must anticipate this lack in the future: each patient positive for Covid-19 in resuscitation requires on average 6 syringe pumps for the injection of drugs (a syringe pump delivers one drug).

The “Electrolab Nanterre” Association, an association of technical and industrial scientific culture, member of the AMCSTI professional network, has designed a syringe pump using 3D printing, with the support of the Carac (Mutual Savings, Retirement and Provident Fund), the Foundation of the Academy of Surgery, the Foundation for the Future and its Scientific Council.

The four partners are committed to finalizing the prototype. Once the agreements have been reached, trials in a hospital intensive care unit may be envisaged. If the result is positive, the first 50 copies could be made available as soon as possible and will be followed by an industrial production based on the manufacturing plans made available in open source without any commercial benefit.

The ambition of this common approach is based on a dynamic of general interest, mobilising: 2 foundations recognised as being of public utility, 1 mutualist sponsor, and 1 association of young engineers working in solidarity and on a voluntary basis. The objective: to support the deployment of these systems, which are essential to the care teams and the well-being of COVID+ patients, with a view to the responsiveness required by the situation we are experiencing, but without losing sight of the safety of care.

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FAC: launch of the first program to raise awareness of surgery and healthcare professions among young college and high school students.

LAUNCH OF THE FIRST PROGRAM TO RAISE AWARENESS

On Friday, January 10, 2020, the Foundation of the French Academy of Surgery (FAC) launched its first program to raise awareness among young college and high school students about surgery and the health professions. Selected and volunteer 4th grade students, wishing to learn about helping others, had the honour of receiving Professor Philippe Marre, retired surgeon, member of the French Academy of Surgery and Secretary General of the FAC.

The students were able to learn about the profession of surgeon and ask many questions.

More information:

http://www.clg-gagarine-trappes.ac-versailles.fr/spip.php?article152

Thanks to the Youri Gagarine College in Trappes and the Academy of Versailles for hosting the FAC and allowing this exchange with the students.

Thanks to the students of the 4th grade 5. Professor Marre was impressed by the relevance, curiosity and intelligence of the pupils present who were able to show their interest by listening and asking questions.

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Inauguration of the Foundation of the Academy of Surgery

INAUGURATION OF THE FOUNDATION OF THE FRENCH ACADEMY OF SURGERY

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THE BEST SURGERY, AS CLOSE AS POSSIBLE TO THE NEEDS OF EACH INDIVIDUAL, IN FRANCE AND AROUND THE WORLD

On Thursday, October 31, 2019, the National Academy of Surgery inaugurated its Foundation on its premises.

The Foundation of the French Academy of Surgery (FFAS) being sheltered by the FAM, it is therefore with great pride that we were present at this inauguration.

The mission of the FFAS is :

-to ensure the dissemination of the knowledge and know-how of French surgery for the greatest number, in France and throughout the world

-strengthen the sharing of surgical progress in France and around the world.

With its foundation, the French Academy of Surgery aims to contribute to saving more lives and to repairing or avoiding more disabilities.

Many personalities were present and spoke during the inauguration:

-Richard Villet (President of the Foundation of the French Academy of Surgery and General Secretary of the FAM)

-Roselyne Bachelot

-Philippe Marre, Secretary General of the Foundation of theFrench Academy of Surgery

-Professor Henri Bismuth, Honorary President of the French Academy of Surgery

-Professor Sabine Sarnacki, Head of Department at Necker Hospital – Sick Children

-Dr. Eric Cheysson, President of the Chain of Hope. Dr Anne Mourregot, Montpellier Cancer Control Centre

-Professor Rachid Sani, Head of Department at the University Hospital of Niamey

-Professor Alain Cribier, Honorary Head of Cardiology at Rouen University Hospital

-André Comte Sponville, philosopher

-Eleonore Assante Di Panzillo, Deputy Director of the Foundation of the French Academy of Medicine

-Xavier Martin, President of the French Academy of Surgery

Following the event, an article on the journal of health professionals Hospimédia was published, find it here.

To join the Foundation of the French Academy of Surgery : academie-chirurgie.fr.

You can download the FFAS general brochure and the inauguration brochure.

The FFAS needs donations, support it!

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