Europe: Organ Donation 2006

Source: Eurobarometer – Europeans and Organ Donation

Question 1: Would you be willing to donate one of your organs to an organ donation service immediately after your death? 
– % of participants say Yes.

Sweden – 81%
Finland – 73%
Belgium – 71%
Denmark – 69%
Netherlands – 69%
France – 67%
Ireland – 67%
Portugal – 66%
UK – 63%
Luxembourg – 62%
Spain – 57%
Greece – 53%
Germany – 46%
Italy – 45%
Austria – 33%

Question 2: If you were asked in a hospital to donate an organ from a deceased close family member, would you agree?
– % of participants say Yes.

Sweden – 74%
Finland – 73%
Netherlands – 66%
Belgium – 65%
Denmark – 63%
Portugal – 63%
UK – 63%
Luxembourg – 62%
France – 61%
Spain – 59%
Ireland – 57%
Greece – 54%
Germany – 46%
Italy – 39%
Austria – 35%

Question 3: Do you already have an organ donation card?
– % of participants say Yes:

Netherlands – 44%
Sweden – 30%
Ireland – 29%
UK- 26%
Denmark – 25%
Finland – 17%
Luxembourg – 14%
Italy – 13%
France – 10%
Germany – 9%
Spain – 7%
Austria – 4%
Belgium – 3%
Greece – 3%
Portugal – 2%  

P/S: I thought it would be interesting to see what is the difference between people’s willing to donate their organ and they actually have an organ card.  Well, they could have whatever reason to not having the organ donation card yet…

Countries / (% of participants willing to donate organ) – (% of participants have the card) 
Netherlands : -25%
Austria : -29%
Italy : -32%
Germany : -37%
UK : -37%
Ireland : -38%
Denmark : -44%
Luxembourg : -48%
Greece : -50%
Spain : -50%
Sweden : -51%
Finland : -56%
France : -57%
Portugal : -64%
Belgium : -68%

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