On-site presence further expanded
The driving force for the positive development of tissue donation is the coordinators in the hospitals. They support the clinics where it is necessary – on site: in donor screening, in next-of-kin interviews, in tissue removal and in clarifying, for example, data protection issues. The coordinators examined a total of over 40,000 reports of potential donors from the clinics. In 7,598 interviews, they clarified the possibility of tissue donation. 47 coordinators are now working on tissue donation at over 100 hospitals throughout Germany from 31 locations.
Numerous university hospitals, municipal and confessional hospitals, but also large hospital associations cooperate in the open DGFG network. In 2019, the Ludwig-Maximilians-University Hospital (LMU) Munich, the University Medical Center Göttingen, the Helios Klinikum Wuppertal and the Helios Hanseklinikum Stralsund were added as new DGFG locations. Since October 2019, the corneal bank of the LMU Clinic is also part of the DGFG network. 13 tissue banks in the network enable the best possible care for patients throughout Germany.