Jon van Rood
Johannes Joseph "Jon" van Rood (7 April 1926, Scheveningen – 21 July 2017, Leeuwarden) was a Dutch immunologist. He founded Eurotransplant in 1967, a non-profit organization responsible for encouraging and coordinating organ transplants.
In 1977 van Rood was awarded the Robert Koch Prize . In 1978, he was awarded the Wolf Prize in Medicine, jointly with George D. Snell and Jean Dausset, "for his contribution to the understanding of the complexity of the HLA system in man and its implications in transplantation and in disease." Van Rood became member of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences in 1978.
He died on 21 July 2017 in Leeuwarden.
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- "Oprichter Eurotransplant overleden" [Founder Eurotransplant died] (in Dutch). Telegraaf.nl. 29 July 2017. Retrieved 29 July 2017.
- Profile at KNAW
- Geoff Watts Obituary Johannes Joseph van Rood The Lancet, 11 November 2017, DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(17)32739-3
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