In 2017, 14,733 people in the Eurotransplant region (Belgium, Germany, Croatia, Hungary, Luxembourg, Austria, Slovenia and the Netherlands) were on a waiting list to receive a new organ. In that same year, 6,636 post-mortem transplantations were performed. These new organs dramatically improved the quality of life for the people who received them. Clearly, organ donation is of vital importance.
When you turn 18, you will be asked if you wish to register as an organ donor. This is a difficult decision for many young people. This course provides information on a variety of issues surrounding organ donation, to assist you in making the decision that is right for you.
This educational program is a collaboration product by MUMC + and SIDVO.