30th of July

It is with great regret that we announce the passing of Jon van Rood at the age of 91. Jon van Rood was a pioneer in the field of immunology and transplantation and has played a crucial role in the discovery of Human Leucocyte Antigen. In addition to his exceptional input to the field, which was awarded a number of times, he was the founding father of the largest European non-profit organ transplantation organization ‘Eurotransplant’ and stem-cell transplantation foundation ‘Matchis’. The field wouldn’t be the same without his contribution. Some of us knew him quite well and he will always be remembered and missed.