In more than 40% of all unre­la­ted trans­plants world­wi­de, the donors and reci­pi­ents come from dif­fe­rent count­ries – a trend that is gro­wing. The WMDA was estab­lished in 1988 to faci­li­ta­te the­se inter­na­tio­nal trans­plant pro­ce­du­res. The Association’s goal is the glo­bal har­mo­niza­ti­on of high stan­dards to ensu­re that the com­plex pro­cess of sear­ching and dona­ting is effi­ci­ent for pati­ents and safe for donors. Among the many inter­na­tio­nal working groups, a lot of Ger­man repre­sen­ta­ti­ves not only from the ZKRD but also its natio­nal part­ners are actively invol­ved. (www​.wmda​.info)