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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]


  1. History, Eurotransplant. Retrieved on 29 Juli 2017.
  2. Robert Koch Stiftung
  3. "Jon van Rood". Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences. Retrieved 30 July 2015. 
  4. "Oprichter Eurotransplant overleden" (in Dutch). 29 July 2017. 

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