Operativo Protezione Civile” (Civilian Protection Operational Group),
NOPC, is an organization that renders services related to fast transport
of medical équipes for human organs removals, samples of tissues to
typify, blood plasma, bone marrow and other biological and medical
lifesaving products as well as patients ready for transplants.
The peculiarity which our organization proposes to Hospital
establishments, is a structure born to suit all problems related to the
transplants’ logistic and the specific experience acquired and refined
in the years even by the single operator. All services are carried out
by qualified volunteers. Special requirements are handled by small teams
with specific training.
Our courier services – national, international, intercontinental – are
24/7, mission accomplished in the minimum time required by the distance
and travel means, no unnecessary stops.
Although NOPC is a non-profit agency, services have a cost that has to
be charged on the Hospital, requiring the transport.
Our organization has at own disposal air and land assets.
The cars are specifically certified, in accordance with current
operational and medical regulations, to transport medical teams, human
organs and products. They can be equipped with active or passive
refrigerators and deep freezing containers. They are fitted with lights
and sound emergency devices, thus don’t need police escort or temporary
clearances. Detailed attention is given to safety and comfort to ensure
that the driver (and passengers) completes his travel, even the longest,
in the most relaxed way.
Air travels are obtained through special agreements with commercial
companies, that ensure dedicated aircrafts and helicopters. Couriers use
airlines for international and intercontinental trips, with priority
Our services have been appreciated mainly for the “anticipation and
backup system” that our structure applies in setting up the transfer.
That is, on one side, the capability of carefully assuming in advance
all important information and clearances in order to choose the
appropriate procedure, routes and means of transportation to comply with
the mission. On the other side, NOPC monitors all phases and has ready
possible alternate solutions to face changes, so to restore normality or
to minimize the impact on foreseen time of delivery.
Couriers are in full and continuous contact with NOPC that, in turn, has
access to all concerned authorities (Police, Customs, airports).
We like to underline that NOPC is basically the sole organization in
Italy and one of the few in Europe, able to ensure the global “Logistic
Support Service” – that differs from the simple transport - to medical
équipes committed to removals of human organs and to medical