Organdonasjon

Why don’t we have a register for organ donors in Norway?

Research has found that there is no link between a donor registry and the donor rate. Out of 40,000 people who die in Norway every year, less than 0.5% are suitable donors, this is less than 200 people. If we were to try and ‘find’ a potential donor match in the register then the registration rate (which would include both yes and no replies for donation) would need to be high, preferably at 60-70% of the population. There is no country in the word that has succeeded in obtaining a register with this high percentage. In Norway, everyone is a potential donor at the outset, and the question of donation is asked if organ donation is applicable for the deceased.