Sunday, September 28, 2014
Photo and design Pamela Lindgren 2014 ©
We had the opportunity to photograph Håkan Hedman in a Recycle Me t-shirt to spread organ donation awareness! Thank you so much Håkan and thank you all for supporting the nonprofit design project RECYCLE ME!
Håkan Hedman is president of the Swedish Kidney Association in 2011 he was appointed Honorary Doctor of Medicine at Sahlgrenska Academy at University of Gothenburg.
Håkan has many years of experience from Swedish hospital care both as a patient and as an advocate in health and healthcare matters. He has participated in different committees and studies including Patientsäkerhetsutredningen/ Patient inquiry. Håkan is a member of the Executive Committee Centre for Person-Centred Care at the University of Gothenburg (GPCC).
As a child Håkan was diagnosed with a kidney disease and for many years he was dependent on dialysis. By the age of 34 he got a donated kidney from a dead donor in Belgium, this new kidney has now been functioning well for 29 years!
more info about Swedish Kidney Association here; http://eng.njurforbundet.se/
more info about Centre for Person-Centred Care at the University of Gothenburg here; http://gpcc.gu.se/english/