Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation | ECMO

About The Extracorporeal Life Support Organization

The Extracorporeal Life Support Organization (ELSO) is an international nonprofit consortium of healthcare institutions, researchers, providers, and industry partners. We provide support to those delivering extracorporeal life support through continuing education, guidelines, original research, publications, and a comprehensive registry of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) patient data.

This section of our website contains general information about ELSO. If there is something you are looking for and cannot find, please email support@elso.org for guidance on where to find information, or recommendations.



Mission & Vision Statement

Mission Statement

Providing global leadership in extracorporeal life support through innovation, advocacy, and advancing knowledge.

Vision Statement

ELSO will be the premier organization for the advancement of extracorporeal life support throughout the world.

Strategic Themes

• Advocate for patients, families, and centers to improve access, quality, and outcomes with ECLS.

• Promote trust and credibility in all our work.

• Provide insight and definitive data for clinical research, quality improvement, and benchmarking for centers, industry, and regulatory agencies.

• Lead as an inclusive, global, interprofessional, and collaborative organization.





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ELSO Policies


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