After the pandemic-related slump in organ donations and transplants in the previous year, the numbers stabilised again at the pre-pandemic level in 2021.
The Swiss National Foundation for Organ Donation and Transplantation Swisstransplant looks back on a challenging year. The corona pandemic placed a heavy burden on the already highly stressed specialist staff in the intensive care units in waves. Despite this strain, the organ donation programmes could be maintained almost without interruption. The great commitment of the organ donation specialists in the intensive care units and the organ donation sensitisation in the population led to improved numbers of organ donors and a stabilisation in transplantations.
Further information (in German) can be found here.