Commonwealth Tribute to Life Project


Working with Commonwealth nations towards a memorandum of understanding on organ and tissue donation and transplantation

Statement of purpose

Through the sharing of knowledge and expertise we will increase ethical organ and tissue donation and transplantation, regardless of transplant infra-structure, for the benefit of all Commonwealth citizens.

A memorandum of understanding

Using the historical ties and established relationships of our Commonwealth citizens and governments, we believe a great deal of progress can be made through Commonwealth nations working together to share knowledge and expertise around organ and tissue donation and transplantation.

We hope that by the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, we will have gained support from Commonwealth nations for a memorandum of understanding on organ and tissue donation and transplantation which reflects our shared values.

View the draft memorandum of understanding on our resources page

The ambition and progress

Commonwealth Tribute to Life (CTtL) aims to promote:

Events and milestones

Details of future events will be listed here.

Milestone map

View the project's planned milestones for 2020 - 2023.

View the milestone map (PDF 102KB)

Next steps

Commonwealth Games 2022, Birmingham

The Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games presents a unique opportunity to showcase organ and tissue donation and transplantation and to agree this memorandum of understanding.

We will be seeking the support of all Commonwealth nations to join this noble and humanitarian effort to save lives.

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