On the occasion of World Kidney Day, which took place on March 9, Daniel invited researchers in kidney medicine and transplantation to a conversation at the Royal Palace today. He received information about the latest kidney and transplantation research.
Prins Daniel i möte med njurforskare _ Kungahuset
Daniel gave on Tuesday in connection with his meeting with the researchers in kidney medicine and transplantation an interview to Anders Pihlblad, host of "Kungahuset", the annual program of the Royal Family and host at TV4 Nyhetsmorgon.
The interview was shown today at TV4 Nyhetsmorgon. Also Lars Wennberg, the first chief physician of the Royal Court and Daniel's doctor, who did Daniel's kidney transplant operation, is interviewed.
Prince Daniel's plea - too few donate organs: "Big problem"
In 2009, Prince Daniel received a kidney from his father - something that changed his entire life.
- I feel humbled and grateful that it has worked so incredibly well, says the prince. But he is concerned that so few sign up to donate their organs - despite the fact that many are positive. Lars Wennberg, associate professor and senior physician, says that organ donations have decreased in recent years.
Prins Daniels vädjan – för få som donerar organ_ ”Stort problem”
Daniel said that it's not something he thinks about every day, but he is grateful and humble and tries to deserve what he got by living a healthy and good life. It is not a given that the organ will function for the rest of his life. He hopes so, but a certain humility is always there.
Anders wanted to know how Daniel was at his worst.
- I was lucky enough to have a living donor, so this was planned. Then there was a small period where I had dialysis for a few weeks, because the kidneys were not working. Then you become very bad.
Now Daniel works to get more people to join the donation register and help people waiting for a transplant.
- I feel a certain responsibility to be part of this, to spread knowledge, to encourage people to join the donation register. My simple philosophy is if you are prepared to receive an organ for yourself or for your children, then it is an easy choice. Slowly but surely, it feels like the interest is growing. But all the time there are people standing in line. It is of course associated with incredible stress. And we know that 85 % of Swedes are in favor of donating organs. So there is a frustration there.
Prins Daniel bryter tystnaden efter känsliga frågan _*Svensk Dam
Professor Jenny Nyström was one of four kidney researchers who were recently invited to the Royal Palace, where Prince Daniel got to see new research findings in kidney medicine and transplantation research. The conversation on March 14 dealt with, among other things, the importance of both basic research and collaboration.
Jenny Nyström is professor of physiology at the University of Gothenburg. She and two other kidney researchers were invited to the conversation by Peter Stenvinkel, professor of kidney medicine at the Karolinska Institutet, who was asked to organize a review of the state of research in the field of kidney and transplantation for Prince Daniel.
- It felt honorable to be invited, and fun and important that the Prince is interested in our research field, especially in relation to World Kidney Day, (..)
Njurforskning uppmärksammades med samtal på Kungliga Slottet