This project has received funding from the European Union
under the Seventh Framework Programme of the European Commission

University of Gothenburg  

Gothenburg, Sweden

Gothenburg University College was established in 1891 with the help of private donations. The University of Gothenburg was formally founded in 1954 through the amalgamation of this college with the Medical college, which had been established in 1949. The University of Gothenburg has approximately 50,000 students and 5,000 employees. It is one of the major universities in Europe. The Sahlgrenska Academy is the faculty of health sciences at the University of Gothenburg. The faculties of Medicine, Odontology and Health and Caring Sciences are part of The Sahlgrenska Academy. The Institute of Health and Caring Sciences, created in connection with the establishment of the Academy, is the only one of its kind in Sweden.

The kidney transplant programme of the Sahlgrenska University Hospital, Göteborg in Sweden was started by Professor Gelin and has been one of the biggest transplant centres in Europe since its early years. The first transplantation with a living kidney donor was done in May 1965 and since then more than 1200 living donor kidney transplantations have been performed. The use of live donors for kidney transplantation is the preferred procedure at Transplant Institute and consists of approximately 35-40 percent of all kidney transplantations. It also includes a successful ABO-incompatible programme. In 2008 the Transplant Institute was created and comprise a complete organ transplantation programme ie.  heart-, lung-,liver- pancreas-, islet- and intestines...

Annette Lennerling, RN, PhD, with the theses titeled “The essence of living kidney donation”. She works clinically at the Transplant Institute as living kidney donor coordinator since many years and is also involved in several research projects. She is a co-chair in the ELPAT working group “Living Organ Donation”. Work package 2 in EULOD is divided in two parts with co- leaders collaborating (Annette Lennerling & Assya Pascalev). Together with Charlotte Lovén she will be responsible for, is leader, part I of Work package 2, in which the aim is to review the various practices of living donation without genetic or emotional relationship to the recipient.

Charlotte Lovén, RN, CETC, BSc, works since several years as a transplant coordinator/procurement in the Unit for Organ and Tissue Donation at the Sahlgrenska University Hospital. She also worked clinically in the Transplant Institute. She is an active member in the ELPAT working group “Living Organ Donation”. Within EULOD, she works in Work package 2 as a project assistant part-time, on the development of a questionnaire and online survey, collecting all data and the concluding scientific deliverables.


Back to top