Swiss Organ Shortage Persists Despite National Vote

(MENAFN- Swissinfo) Surgeons carry out a kidney transplant at Geneva University Hospital (HUG) on April 5, 2022. © Keystone / Martial Trezzini

Nine months after Swiss voters backed a major change to the national organ donation model, the shortage of organs continues, the Federal Office of Public Health (FOPH) reports.

This content was published on January 24, 2023 - 12:50 January 24, 2023 - 12:50 Keystone-SDA/sb
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The number of organ donors and recipients last year changed very little compared to 2021, the health office saidexternal link on Tuesday.

In all, 570 people received an organ in 2022, and 164 deceased people donated one or more organs – slightly less than in 2021 (166 donors).

Meanwhile, the number of people on the waiting list remained stable: 1,442 at the end of 2022, compared to 1,434 in 2021. For almost half of them, a transplant was not possible for health reasons.


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