464 Berliners and 329 Brandenburgers are currently on the waiting list for organ donation. This is reported by the Techniker Krankenkasse (TK) and relates to evaluations by the Eurotransplant Foundation (as of January 1, 2021). This means that the waiting list has become a little longer in both countries during the Corona crisis in the second half of 2020. In the middle of last year there were 460 patients on the waiting list in Berlin and 312 in Brandenburg. Nationwide, the number is now around 9,200.
Willingness to donate organs does not collapse even during Corona
The dpa had previously announced, citing the German Organ Transplantation Foundation (DSO), that the provisional organ donation figures for the past year in Germany are roughly at the level of 2019.
Most of them in Berlin / Brandenburg are waiting for donor kidneys
In Berlin, 372 patients are currently hoping for a donor kidney, 40 for a heart, 32 for a liver, 23 for a pancreas and 19 people for a lung. In Brandenburg, 261 seriously ill people are dependent on a new kidney. 33 people need a donor heart, 22 a liver, 14 a pancreas and 12 a lungs. Among those waiting there are also patients who need two organs.
As a service organization, the Eurotransplant Foundation is responsible for the allocation of donor organs in eight European countries and works closely with organ donation organizations, transplant centers, laboratories and hospitals.
Red. / Presseinfo