Organdonasjon

How many donors would we have in Norway if organ donation was carried out in all cases where this is medically possible?

According to international calculations there is potential in Norway for 50 donations per one million inhabitants. Where of 20% lapse due to medical reasons. The net potential is therefore 40 donations per one million inhabitants. It is unrealistic to expect that 100% of the relevant possibilities will say yes to organ donation. However, it is realistic to believe that the percentage of people who say no to organ donation should be reduced to approximately 15%. This means that the maximum, realistic potential in Norway is 34 donations per one million inhabitants.

However, this assumes that all potential donors are identified at the country’s donor hospitals and that all questions on donation are brought up.