Organ donation: Health insurance companies: 265 seriously ill people are waiting for a donor organ

In Thuringia, according to health insurance companies, 265 seriously ill people are on the waiting list of the Eurotransplant Foundation for a donor organ.

Organ donation: Health insurance companies: 265 seriously ill people are waiting for a donor organ

In Thuringia, according to health insurance companies, 265 seriously ill people are on the waiting list of the Eurotransplant Foundation for a donor organ. Most are waiting for a donor kidney, as the Association of Substitute Funds (VdEK) announced on Thursday. Nationwide, around 8,500 people were waiting for an urgently needed donor organ. The Thuringian VdEK Managing Director Arnim Findeklee appealed on Thursday to the Thuringian people's willingness to donate.

According to the health insurance association in Thuringia, 22 organs were removed from eight donors in the first quarter of 2023 and placed with seriously ill people nationwide and abroad via Eurotransplant. The foundation is responsible for the allocation of donor organs in eight European countries. The replacement health insurance companies include Barmer, DAK and Techniker Krankenkasse.

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