Tuesday, October 19, 2010


This week is the International organ donation awarness week.

"The donation rate in Sweden has been among the lowest in Europe for a number of years. Thus, the Swedish government realised the need for a national agency, with an overall responsibility for donation. Sweden had 14,2 donors per million people in 2005 and 15,1 p.m.p. in 2006. Thus, Sweden moves in the right direction, but there is room for continuous improvement, especially keeping in mind that Sweden has over 600 patients waiting to be transplanted."

from Donationsrådet Socialstyrelsen 2010-10-19