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Number of organ donations in Switzerland, reached new all-time high

The number of organ donors and donor in Switzerland has risen in 2018 again. In the past year, institutions of 158 deceased persons have been transplanted–as many as never before. 440 patients benefited from them.

After a temporary Low in the year 2016 have continued the positive Trend of the years 2015 and 2017, according to the Federal office for the health (BAG) on Thursday. 2017 institutions of 145 deceased TRANS plan had been audited, 440 patients received at the time a donor organ.

target achieved

The donation rate per Million population increased from 13.7 in 2013 to be 18.6. The goal of the Federal government to reach by the end of 2018, a Rate of 20 per one Million inhabitants, could not be reached.

* the launch of the action plan "More organs for transplantation" – chart: Federal office of public health

The number of people on a waiting list has declined slightly against the previous year. By the end of 2017 1478 patients had been waiting for an Organ. By the end of 2018, it was 1412 persons. Of these, only about 45 percent would come, however, for Transplantation into consideration, writes the BAG. In the year 2018, 68 people have died on the waiting list, because not in time, suitable organs were available.

The Federal Agency maintains that, thanks to the first action plan of the "More organs for transplantation," today, hospitals are better prepared for organ donation. They used more specialized and better trained personnel.

New target

As in the past may be communicated, set the action plan on organ donation from the Federal government and the cantons is to be extended until 2021, and individual measures to be adjusted. The aim is to increase the donation rate by 2021 on 22 donations per Million inhabitants.

For the action plan 2019-2021, it is provided, among other things, to establish a Swiss-wide uniform process for organ donations by people who have died as a result of a secondary brain injury after a cardiac arrest. In the case of the information campaign for the population, the message should be adapted to new Spots easily.


Created: 17.01.2019, 07:49 PM

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