organ donation have saved or improved the lives of over 11, 000 people in the Uk since 1969. The sudden and tragic death for some will be the rescue for the others. It is therefore with concern we see that the waitlists for fresh organs becomes increasingly longer. According to NRK, the number of people on the waiting list for new kidneys increased from 173 in 2009 to 341 in 2018.
the Increase comes at a time when the the scheme enjoys strong support in the population. Only a few per cent state that they are opposed to. The vast, vast majority find comfort in the fact that the body's last effort on earth is to save life with something you don't even need in the grave.
But although many support the scheme and even will give their own organs when they die, there is much to klaffe for that organs can be used. The donation is only possible by 0,4-0,5% of all deaths. Organs must match those that need them. Without the will from donors and a little luck, growing waitlists.
Because it is so much to klaffe that organ donation can be carried out, it is extra important that the selection is as large as possible.
today it takes you only one minute to save lives. Thanks to the government and health minister Bent Tall (H) you can now easily register on the helsenorge.no. By logging into with the Bank ID you can do like thousands of other norwegians: Sign up as a donor with a time.
But fate people in organkø should not only be based on active effort from willing donors. By changing laws we can probably save far more than today.
In the year selected namely 39 of kin to refuse doctors to use organs from their deceased family members to transplantation. Such situations may arise when the deceased's will is not known.
We understand that people who have just lost one of his closest way for me to donate away the bodies on behalf of them. In the midst of the shock is it any easier to say no. The decisions may, however, have cost 78 people with a new kidney, a better life or maybe even the chance to survive. Each year dies more people on the waiting list.
the Time is therefore ripe to change the law so that families in mourning don't have to make the choice in a difficult situation. As director Stig Arne Kjellevold at the Hospital in Vestfold county, said to NRK in the weekend it should be "all who die and can be used as organdonorer [..] be it regardless of what the relatives think."
Immediately such a proposal sounds insensitive and ruthlessly out. But a law that adds up to the fact that, in principle, all support organ donation, it is the opposite.
Everyone should agree that it is better that needy people get the organs, than that the dead people shall take them in the grave. It is to deny the living persons life because you think family members need bodies in the grave, is immoral. A positive formulation of the rule of law, which assumes that all people will save lives if they can, on the other hand is both warm and caring. The law should be changed.Joachim Kolloen (10) saved the lives of three people when he died suddenly in a traffic accident. Plus