at the end of September, waited in Switzerland, 1398 patients, a donor organ. This shows a previously unpublished statistics from the National Foundation for organ donation and Transplantation (Swisstransplant). The number fluctuates over the years between 1300 and 1500 people waiting.

most commonly, a kidney is needed, as in the case of Beat Bolliger and Carlo (see portraits). Followed by liver and heart. Until a transplant is possible, it may take several years, with an average of two people die every week, because a suitable Organ is missing. For every tenth patient who is in need of a new heart, a lung or a liver, comes, any help came too late.

The depth in the donor rate has also the policy. In March, a popular initiative was submitted with the proposal by the contradiction solution. A Silence is seen as consent – only an explicit Protest prevented a removal. Currently it still works the other way around. 13. In September, the Federal Council adopted an indirect counter-proposal to the Initiative: A more advanced opposition solution to be enshrined in the law.

deep donor rate, high donor willingness

Has taken a deceased Person during his lifetime, a decision not to currently determine the Relatives. For many a heavy load-and-white Franz Immer, Director of Swisstransplant: “Most of the members do not know the wishes of the deceased and have a hard time, as a representative to consent.” The result is a rejection rate of around 60 percent. For comparison: In France and Austria, only 25 percent of the members to prohibit removal of the organ.

the willingness to donate money in Switzerland would be high. Two representative studies of the research institutions GfS Bern and demo scope now show: Around three-quarters of the voting citizens would give up their organs after death to donate free. But only about half of it has been documented that will.

In October 2018, the Swiss TRANS-plans, the National donor registry to be introduced – the decision can be viewed online recorded. So far, 65’396 people have registered in the registry, these current Figures are before the Sunday view magazine exclusive. 59 of the’269 Swiss voices of the organ donation to, 3660 reject you. 946 people want a trusted person to decide, and 1521 are willing to donate a variety of organs, tissues and cells.

kidney transplant in Switzerland is Routine

Who needs a new liver or kidney, has a decisive advantage: the possibility of a living donation is. Because a live liver transplant is associated with many risks, it is performed rarely. Beat Bolliger and Carlo had the good fortune to have a suitable donor in the family.

The Doctors Daniel Sidler and Guido Beldi tell the story of your everyday life at the Inselspital, the University hospital in Bern, one of the six transplant centres in Switzerland. The kidney transplantation is considered a routine procedure and is being performed around 150 times per year – alone in the island hospital there are annually 50 to 60 operations.

living donations account for about one-third. Complications such as bleeding or infections occur during the surgery hardly. Surgeons need to bring one thing: a lot of experience. “Finally, you only have one Chance”, stressed surgeon Guido Beldi.

the body can the new kidney rejection

The prognosis for the donor is usually good. Five to ten percent suffer in the first months of fatigue and pain. That the remaining kidney fails at some point, applies to significantly less than one percent. Otherwise the recipient: Defends the immune system against the new body, it forms antibodies, and the kidney could be tapped to be shot.

The Doctors are able to prevent the risk but. Appropriate medicines dams, the risk of a rejection. With success: 95 percent of the kidneys are functioning even after the first transplant year. “In the long term, we fight but still, Rejections. Here, hardly any effective drugs yet available to us,” says nephrologist Daniel Sidler.

regular check-UPS are necessary, because: “A rejection may be without symptoms.” All goes well, the transplanted kidney in a living donor for 20 years or longer; the body of a deceased, it is an average of 13 to 15 years.