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Jon van Rood (Robert Koch Prize, Dec. 1977

Johannes Joseph "Jon" van Rood (7 April 1926 – 21 July 2017) was a Dutch immunologist. He founded Eurotransplant in 1967[1], a non-profit organization responsible for encouraging and coordinating organ transplants. He was born in Scheveningen, the Netherlands.

In 1977 van Rood was awarded the Robert Koch Prize [2]. In 1978, he was awarded the Wolf Prize in Medicine, jointly with George D. Snell and Jean Dausset. van Rood became member of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences in 1978.[3]

Van Rood died on 21 July 2017 in Leeuwarden, the Netherlands at the age of 91.[4]

References

  1. History, Eurotransplant. Retrieved on 29 Juli 2017.
  2. Robert Koch Stiftung
  3. "Jon van Rood". Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences. https://www.knaw.nl/en/members/members/4713. Retrieved 30 July 2015. 
  4. "Oprichter Eurotransplant overleden" (in Dutch). Telegraaf.nl. 29 July 2017. http://www.telegraaf.nl/binnenland/28791512/__Oprichter_Eurotransplant_overleden__.html. 

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