Friday, April 29, 2016

Photo and design Pamela Lindgren. All rights reserved © 2016

This is Mikael Johansson who works as a project assistant at the department of Design and Human Factors at Chalmers University of Technology. He is currently involved in projects regarding the interaction between humans and machines.

By showing his support for organ donation Mikael helps spread the word- organ donation concerns us all! Thank you Mikael!

Working 24/7 as purifier of the human blood, the liver is a busy organ. However, an overdose of i.e. paracetamol or eating poisonous mushrooms can cause the liver to fail. In those cases liver transplant is the only way. Scientists are working on solutions, among others researcher David Hay and his colleagues; follow link for article…/pluripotent-stem-cell-hepatocyte-…

PS; Did you know that you can donate part of your liver? The recipient gets a piece that grows inside them and your liver grows back inside you. This is mainly used with parents-child, and the parent leaves approximately 20% of their liver.