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The Latin Organ Donation Programme (LODP) - Programme Latin de Don d’Organes (PLDO): an effective regional initiative to increase organ donation in Switzerland

ContributorsMoretti, Diane; Heidegger, Claudia Paulaorcid; The Latin Organ Donation Programme (LODP)
CollaboratorsEckert, Philippe; Malacrida, Roberto; Revelly, Jean-Pierre; Perren, Andreas; Pascual, Manuel
Published inOrgans, tissues and cells, no. 15, p. 47-54
Publication date2012
Abstract

The first federal transplant law was implemented in July 2007 with the obligation to promote quality and efficiency in the procedures for organ and tissue donation for transplantation. The Latin Organ Donation Programme (LODP) was created in 2008 with the aim to develop organ donation in an area covering 2.2 million people; 29% of the Swiss population, involving seven Latin cantons containing 17 public hospitals. A 70% increase in the number of utilised donors (UD) between 2008 and 2010 can be attributed to the implementation of various effective measures by the LODP and has enabled the procurement of 4.1 organs per donor, greatly exceeding the European average of three. We now hope that similar organisations will be put into place throughout Switzerland as the results show that LODP has successfully professionalised the organ donation system.

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Keywords
  • Organ donation
  • Organ shortage
  • Donation rates
  • LODP
  • PLDO
  • Switzerland
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MORETTI, Diane, HEIDEGGER, Claudia Paula. The Latin Organ Donation Programme (LODP) - Programme Latin de Don d’Organes (PLDO): an effective regional initiative to increase organ donation in Switzerland. In: Organs, tissues and cells, 2012, n° 15, p. 47–54.
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ISSN of the journal1828-0595
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