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Legal and political situation

Swiss Transplantation Act

The Federal Act on the Transplantation of Organs, Tissues and Cells (Swiss Transplantation Act) provides the legal basis for organ and tissue donation.

«Mehr Organe für Transplantationen» (More organs for transplantations) campaign

Various measures have been taken to increase the number of organ and tissue donations as part of the campaign being conducted by the Swiss Federal Office of Public Health (FOPH), Swisstransplant and the National Committee for Organ Donation (CNDO).

Federal popular initiative: «Promoting organ donation – saving lives»

The «Promoting organ donation – saving lives» initiative was launched by the Jeune Chambre Internationale (JCI) Riviera in October 2017. Its goal is to introduce the opt-out solution.