ETB-BISLIFE Foundation came into existence on 1 January 2018 as the result of a merger between Leiden-based BISLIFE and Euro Tissue Bank in Beverwijk, creating one large-scale Multi-Tissue Centre. As a result of the merger, there is now a single organization focusing on the retrieval, processing and distribution of eye bulbs, skin, hearts and musculoskeletal tissue. As a non-profit organisation, ETB-BISLIFE also fulfils a mediating role aimed at the reliable acquisition and distribution of scarce human tissues for transplantation purposes in the Netherlands and Europe.