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October 9 - European Day for Organ Donation and Transplantation

More than 1,000 Bulgarians are waiting for an organ transplant

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On October 9, we observe the European Day for Organ Donation and Transplantation. This year, the motto of the European Day for Organ Donation and Transplantation is "Just say 'Yes!'" Let people know that you support donation!" The goal is to raise awareness among European citizens of the meaning and importance of organ donation and transplantation.

Currently, 1,016 Bulgarian citizens live in the hope of obtaining an organ that will allow them to lead a normal life. The list of patients waiting for a kidney transplant is the largest - 899 people, the Bulgarian National Television reports.

According to the legislation in force in Bulgaria, any person over the age of 18 can be a potential organ donor, unless he or she has expressed his or her disagreement in writing during his or her lifetime. A person under the age of 18 may be an organ donor only with the written consent of his or her parents, guardian or trustee.


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