|Photo: Luxemburger Tageblatt / Tageblatt.lu|
Today is the European Day for Organ Donation and Transplantation. As the need for organ transplants is increasing worldwide, the on-going lack of available organs has resulted in an increase in the number of patients on the waiting list. In the European Union alone, 70,000 people are waiting for organ donations. Each day, on average, 14 people die while waiting for a transplant. To raise awareness on the importance of being an organ donor, a Charity-Indoor Spinning-Marathon was held at the LuxExpo today. Among those cheering on the athletes was Princess Claire (wearing a Bless the Mess Blazer). You might recall that the wife of Prince Félix is preparing her doctoral thesis on the bioethical evaluation of consent for organ donation with particular reference to Germany, Austria and the United States.