In the past year
570 people received a donor organ
570 people received a donor organ in Switzerland last year. 164 deceased left one or more of their organs to others after their death. At the end of 2022, 1,442 people were waiting for at least one donor organ.
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570 people received a donated organ in Switzerland last year. (archive image)
Despite the pandemic, the number of transplants in hospitals remained roughly stable, as the Federal Office of Public Health (BAG) announced on Tuesday. A total of 469 organs from deceased persons and 116 organs from living persons were donated.
A transplant can save lives or greatly improve the quality of life, wrote the BAG. However, there is still a shortage of organs. With a campaign, the federal government wants to motivate people to think about donating organs and to hold their will so that relatives do not have to decide.