Friday, May 13, 2016

Photo and design Pamela Lindgren. All rights reserved © 2016

This is Lars-Ola Bligård, he is a researcher at Chalmers University of Technology.
Thank you Lars-Ola for promoting organ donation! All people working on the RECYCLE ME movement are volunteers, working in their free time.

An approximate estimation of how many breaths you take in a lifetime is 500 million. The lungs are complex organs, taking oxygen from the air and releasing the carbon dioxide we don´t need.
It is possible to live with only half of your lungs, but not without both. Therefore it was an important step when the first lung transplant was performed in 1963 and later in the 80ies they developed medications etc. that increased the success rate. As of today, doctors have not found a substitute for these complex organs and are depending on organ donors.

Don´t hold your breath about organ donation, make your wishes known!