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HEALTH MINISTER having regard to the directive of the President of the Council of Ministers March 27, 2000, published in the official journal June 30, 2000, # 151, by which it, inter alia, is entrusted to the Ministry of health for the year 2001 and thereafter, the proclamation of the "day for the donation of organs"; Visto l'art. 1, of that directive which States that on that day the Government hire and support, within their respective competencies, initiatives to promote information and the promotion of organ donation for transplantation, as governed by the current provisions; Visto l'art. 1, paragraph 2, of that directive, which provides that, by the end of February, the Minister of health determines, by Decree, the date of the celebration of the national day in a period between 21 March and 31 May; Noting that the national transplant centre and volunteer associations and patients more representative at national level such as the Italian Association for the donation of organs, tissues and cells (AIDO)-National Association of haemodialysis (ANED)-bone marrow donor Association (ADMO)-Association of Italian transplant cardio (ACTI)-Italian Association of liver transplant patients (AITF)-Confederation national forum of associations of CKD, organ transplant recipients and volunteer (FORUM)-National Federation of voluntary associations for liver disease and liver transplantation ( Liver-POOL)-Associazione Marta Russo Onlus-agreed to locate the "day for organ donation" in the day May 31, 2015;
Decrees: 1. The "day for the donation of organs", for the year 2015, it is convened for the day May 31, 2015. 2. On that day the Government hire and support, within their respective competencies, initiatives to promote information and the promotion of organ donation for transplantation, as governed by the applicable provisions. This Decree will be published in the official journal of the Italian Republic.
Rome, February 3, 2015 the Minister: Lara Recorded the Court of Auditors on February 19, 2015 supervising office of acts of the MINISTRY of EDUCATION, MINISTRY of CULTURE, Min. Health & Min. work, sheet # 657
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