2009 was another record year for kidney and liver transplants in Norway. For the first time ever Norway realized 100 donations through a year.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:
- 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.
Say YES to organ donation.