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About Scandiatransplant


Scandiatransplant is the organ exchange organization for the countries Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden, and Estonia. It covers a population of about 28.9 million inhabitants. It is owned by the full member hospitals performing organ transplantation in these countries.  About 2000 patients are transplanted yearly within the Scandiatransplant association. Estonia became an associate member in 2017.

The association Scandiatransplant was founded in 1969. Its supreme authority is the Council of Representatives, who are clinically active professionals appointed by the participating hospitals. The number of Representatives of each hospital depends on the number of organ transplantations carried out in the hospital. The Board of the association is responsible for the day-to-day operations. It consists of one person from each participating country plus a chairman. The office of the organization is placed at Aarhus University Hospital, Denmark. The office maintains the Scandiatransplant database and services the association and its users.

According to the by-laws, the purpose of the Scandiatransplant organization is fourfold:

  • Scandiatransplant shall effect the exchange of organs and tissue between the participating transplant centers.
  • It shall operate a database and communicate information from it.
  • It shall contribute to promoting the provision of humans organs and tissue for transplantation
  • It shall support scientific activities.

With the exception of pancreatic islet cells, the activities of Scandiatransplant have only been with organ transplantation.

All Nordic patients waiting for an organ transplantation are listed on one common list for each organ. Scandiatransplant ensures that all necessary data are available for the transplant professionals to allocate the organs according to rules adapted by the association and monitors compliance with these rules.

Scandiatransplant is also used as the link between the Nordic transplantation community and the rest of the world.


For more information:

Contact: Staff

Activity: Scandiatransplant figures

By-laws: Articles of Association for "Foreningen Scandiatransplant"

Reference groups: Committees

Kaj Anker Jørgensen

Medical Director