What is the European Heart and Lung Transplant Federation (EHLTF)?

The EHLTF is:

  • a federation of European National Heart and Lung Transplant Patient Associations.
  • a member of the European Patients Forum. (EPF)

It was formally established in Helsinki, Finland on July 3rd 1994, when representatives from 15 European National Heart- or Heart-Lung Transplant Associations signed the protocol accepting the Statues of the Federation.

The signatories were: Austria, Belgium, Finland, France, Germany, Great Britain, Ireland, Israel, Italy, The Netherlands, Norway, Russia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland

On October 13th 2005 the name was amended to read: European Heart and Lung Transplant Federation (EHLTF).


From the signing ceremony:

Henri Denneville, the French representative, signing the founding protocol.

In the background from the left;

Mr. Ilkka Vass, Finland,

Mr. Geoffrey Finnigan, Great Britain (The first President of the Federation),

Mr Jean Marc Charlot , France

Mr. Esko Laine, Finland.

EHLTF 2018 Italy

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