Thursday, January 14

Transplantations in Norway 2009

The following information has been copied / translated from the News presented by Rikshospitalet, Norway. (Source: TX-Cordinator Per Arne Bakkan at Oslo University Hospital, Rikshospitalet.)
2009 was another record year for kidney and liver transplants in Norway. For the first time ever Norway realized 100 donations through a year.

- Also in 2009, the transplant community at Oslo, Rikshospitalet University Hospital and our partners at the country's 28 donor hospitals made a significant effort in relation to Organ donation and transplantation,

- An Organ donation and subsequent transplant is always the emergency intervention and requires great ability and willingness regarding planning and organizing so that the elective activity will not be harmed. Extra challenging has it been when we've had several donors at the same time.

It has never been performed more kidney and liver transplants than in 2009. The number of heart transplants and lung transplants is somewhat lower. This is partly due to medical reasons related to the donors, and partly because it has not been appropriate recipients on waiting lists.

- We enter 2010 with hopes that the positive trend we have seen in recent years in relation to Organ donation and transplantation continues, "said Bakkan.
When starting 2010 268 person are waiting for a suitable organ. That is an increase of 11% from one year ago. The never ending story continues and there is only one decision to make:
Say YES to organ donation.

4 comments:

Anne said...

Veldig interessant lesning Arne, men innen mitt fagfelt ser det mørkt ut du :-) Slike tall er utrolig spennende å granske, selv om det bak de talla..., ja det!!! makter man jo nesten ikke sette seg inn i, derofor JA!! til organdonasjon også her.

Var i hele går på et økonomi møte..., DRG taksting fra de statlige organer, og du vet, vi har kommet mer en dit nå at det pønskes i hva som er `lønnsomt` å satse på. Urologi og laser opr er i alle fall bare å glemme (?) ja, du skjønner sikkert... Ble nesten liggende søvnløs i natt pga det hælvetes systemet gitt!!!!

Truls said...

Takk for en bra presentasjon på engelsk.

9na said...

JAAAA, ta det som kan brukes etter at jeg ikke har bruk for det mer... Vær så god :)

RuneE said...

Det hørtes bra ut - fin informasjon.