This project has received funding from the European Union
under the Seventh Framework Programme of the European Commission

Renal Foundation Moldova 

Chisinau, Moldova

The Renal Foundation (Fundatia Renala) is a non-governmental organisation that aims to promote safe organ transplantation in Moldova and to prevent kidney cardiovascular diseases and diabetes. It was established in 2006. The Renal Foundation develops scientific studies on prophylactic measures of renal disease, cardiovascular diseases and diabetes, formulating practical recommendations. The Foundation also collaborates with numerous public international organisations, human rights organisations and national institutions on tackling and preventing organ trafficking in the region. It has, amongst others, founded the National Referral System (NRS) to register victims of organ trafficking in collaboration with the Ministry of Social Protection, Family and Child and the International Organisation for Migration (IOM). It conducted the project on the “Identification of victims of trafficking in human beings with the purpose of organ removal and prevention of human trafficking cases” together with the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) and the IOM. The Foundation recently implemented a project on “Prevention of organ trafficking and treatment of kidney donors” in collaboration with the Community Organisation “Justice in Society”, USAID/IREX Moldova and the IOM.



Natalia Codreanu is a clinical psychologist and Administrative Director of the Renal Foundation. She has long-standing experience and expertise on organising and running projects aimed at prevention of kidney diseases and psychological protection of organ trafficking victims. Natalia Codreanu has an extensive network with numerous international organisations and governmental institutions that are active in the organ transplantation and anti-organ trafficking field. In EULOD project she is involved as a researcher in WP 2 and especially in WP 3 conducting field work in order to collect relevant information on organ trafficking cases  in East-European countries (in Moldova, Ukraine and Russia).




Cristina Fleshtor is a psychologist in Renal Foundation. She is a junior researcher in EULOD project. She is involved in work package 3 and is responsible for collecting legislations, information regarding the legal provisions and different information related to organ trafficking cases in East-Europe. She is also participating in work package 2 in which she will partly carry out the task of literature review.


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