In practice that means that the responsibility for making a decision will fall to the relatives – and more often than not, relatives decide against a donation.
According to the survey, in which 1,000 people were questioned, 86% said they were in favour of donating their organs.
There have been 375 organ transplants in Sweden so far this year, compared to 583 last year. Over 60% of those are transplants of the kidneys. Today, over 600 Swedes are waiting for transplants.