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Mini docu and other videos

A series of mini-documentaries take us through the personal significance of organ donation for those on the donor register, organ recipients and their relatives, intensive care physicians and a transplant surgeon.

An important conversation / Ein wichtiges Gespräch

The Bühlmanns have already taken care of a number of necessary provisions, but they had a difficult time talking about the topic of death and organ donation. Our mini-documentary shows how important it is to talk openly about this issue with your partner and your adult children.

A strong young woman / Eine starke junge Frau

What’s it like to be 16 when your life depends on whether you receive a donor lung? Arta shares her thoughts on Instagram and shows us what life on the waiting list is like. This is a further mini-documentary featuring the story of a strong young woman who is bravely fighting cystic fibrosis.

A dedicated team / Ein engagiertes Team

How is organ donation organized in Switzerland? Who are the people involved? Our mini-documentary offers an insight into the work and experiences of the doctors who lead the five Swiss organ donation networks.

Fast cars and family / Un amour pour les bolides et ses proches

What led Sébastien Studer to agree to become an organ donor? Thanks to an organ donation, his sister gained a new life. Sébastien has other reasons as well, though. Our mini-documentary tells the story of a man with a racy hobby.

Coming full circle / Ein Kreis schliesst sich

Why did Baavalan Veerakatthi choose to study medicine? As a child, the doctor-to-be received a liver transplant. Our mini-documentary takes him back to visit Professor Barbara Widhaber, his surgeon at the time. He is now applying for an internship with her.

A completely normal life / Ein ganz normales Leben

What sort of thoughts go through the mind of someone waiting for an organ? What is the background behind the transplant? And what does life look like afterwards? Our mini-documentary tells the moving story of Michelle Hug, a woman bursting with the joys of life.

A tough decision / Eine schwierige Entscheidung

Where did Barbara Meyer draw the strength to opt for an organ donation following the sudden death of her husband, despite not having discussed it in detail with her family? Our mini-documentary depicts a strong woman facing a tough decision.

Ein Schicksal verbindet / Joined in a common destiny

What brought Gianni and Matthias together to play pétanque? Our mini-documentary tells the tale of an unexpected friendship, with its beginnings at a bus stop – and a bag from Swisstransplant and a common destiny.

Recap film «European Organ Donation Day 2017»

A few weeks have now passed since the European Day for Organ Donation and Transplantation on 9 September. Your great images captured a whole host of wonderful emotions and moments for us to look back on. And now we are delighted to look back on these memories with you – so don’t miss our recap film!