We closely collaborate with many different care providers and care professionals, academic and peripheral hospitals, specialist tissue processors and other (international) tissue institutions and tissue banks, transplantation centres, laboratories and other organisations, not only in the Netherlands but also in Europe and beyond.

The individual departments of ETB-BISLIFE also work closely with physicians in the field and with patient associations. By working together, we can optimise the tissue chain, both nationally and internationally, and improve availability of scarce compatible tissues in the interest of patient wellbeing.


  • Organ Centre (Ministry of VWS, NTS, ETB-BISLIFE)
    In the Netherlands, organ centre tasks have been assigned by the Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport (VWS) to the Netherlands Transplantation Foundation (NTS).
  • WUON
    Weefsel Uitname Organisatie Nederland
    The retrieval of tissue from post-mortem human tissue donors is managed by the Ministry of Health, Welfare, and Sport through an independent organisation, the foundation WUON (Dutch Tissue Retrieval Foundation).


  • European project
    ETB-BISLIFE is, and has been, involved in various international collaborative projects, financed by the European Commission. The EGALiTE project started in 2022.
  • Membership of the European Association of Tissue and Cells Banks (EATCB)
    The EATCB is a scientific non-profit organisation that aims to promote collaboration, scientific research and development relating to tissue banks.