It is with great sadness that we announce the death of our President
10th November 1951 – 16th September 2021
Henk Bakker was elected to the Managing Committee in 2013 and as EHLTF President at the General Assembly in June 2019 in Vitoria, Spain succeeding Brendan Gilligan.
Henk’s passing leaves us with so many happy memories, his last project was the publication of the 25th anniversary booklet of the European Heart and Lung Federation as the driving force behind.
He had planned to chair the recent MC meeting in Ostend / Belgium to review arrangements for the 2022 European Heart and Lung Transplant Championships.
We will honour Henk’s legacy by continuing our bi-annual games, remembering our donors, promoting organ donation and celebrating the gift of life.
We will all miss Henk as a dear friend and colleague.
Our deepest condolences to his wife Francis, his children, grandchildren and extended family.
21st September 2021
We also mourn the loss of our former President
✞ 24th November 2021
Arnulf was in the MC for many years and played a major role in shaping the positive development of our organisation.
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"The European Heart and Lung Transplant Federation's mission is to become the trusted, respected and authoritative voice representing all Heart and Lung Transplant recipients throughout continental Europe".
In pursuit of our primary aims and objectives, it is the intention of the EHLTF to pursue a policy of enlargement and inclusion, embracing all European Countries who wish to be members, and to become an authoritative Pan-European Patient voice in all areas of Cardiothoracic Transplantation.
We will also seek to become the authoritative voice representing our growing membership in its dealing with the European Parliament in the maintenance, support and further development of cardio-thoracic transplantation and to communicate all or any developments to its membership.
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