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Switzerland’s Organ Donations Are Increasing

Country Correspondent: Lars Hemkens

According to official statistics released by the Swiss Federal Office of Public Health and Swisstransplant, the national foundation for organ transplants, the number of organ donations per million citizens has increased from 12 deceased donors per million in 2012 to 17 in 2017. In 2013, the Swiss government launched a national action plan and public awareness campaign to increase the rate of organ donors to 20 donors per million citizens by the end of 2018.The number of individuals waiting for an organ transplant has been steadily increasing over the past decade, with nearly 1,500 individuals on a waiting list at the end of 2017.


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