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02. March 2011, Koblenz

Rheinland-Pfalz is active in organ donations

The sponsor of the initiative “(M)ein Klick fürs Leben” (one click for life), Julia Klöckner, is confident about 2011.

Koblenz, March 02, 2011: Compared to other states, Rheinland-Pfalz is in the lead regarding the number of organ donors, according to an analysis carried out by the Deutsche Stiftung Organtransplantation (German Foundation for Organ Transplantation). With the initiative “(M)ein Klick fürs Leben,” CompuGroup Medical is keeping the focus on this topic, because on average, three people per day are still dying in Germany because there is no organ available to save their life.

The number of organ donors is growing in Rheinland-Pfalz. Based on preliminary numbers, 86 donors were registered in 2010, 27 more than the prior year. A total of 321 organs were obtained from these donors (185 in 2009), reported the DSO (German Foundation for Organ Transplantation) at the beginning of the year. In order to increase the willingness to donate organs, CompuGroup Medical is actively addressing the physicians and residents of Rheinland-Pfalz with an initiative for the topic of organ donation.

The sponsor, Julia Klöckner, is optimistic about the growth in the number of donors and the initiative: “I am very optimistic about 2011 - three fourth of all residents are willing to donate their organs after their death, but do not have an organ donor ID. We need more education and support so these people will also document their decision. This is exactly the approach we are taking with our “(M)ein Klick fürs Leben” initiative.”

CompuGroup Medical has sent flyers with 2 donor organ ID’s each to 670,000 households and 700 medical offices in Rheinland-Pfalz. An additional 6,000 flyers were provided to the sponsor, Julia Klöckner, to be distributed by district associations during healthcare policy events. In addition, the company is inviting physicians to approach their patients via the doctor information system, since organ donor ID’s are primarily filled out by people that have been educated about it. It is the initiative’s goal to motivate as many people as possible to address this important topic, to think about it and to make a conscious decision.Organ donor ID’s can be downloaded easily from the Internet at The web site also provides information about the initiative and the topic of organ donation.

About CompuGroup Medical AG
CompuGroup Medical is one of the leading eHealth companies in the world. Its software products are designed to support all medical and organizational activities in doctors’ offices and hospitals. Its information services for all parties involved in the healthcare system and its web-based personal health records contribute towards safer and more efficient healthcare. CompuGroup Medical’s services are based on a unique customer base of over 370,000 doctors, dentists, hospitals and networks as well as other service providers. CompuGroup Medical is the eHealth company with one of the highest coverage among eHealth service providers worldwide. Approximately 3300 highly qualified employees in 25 countries support customers with innovative solutions for the steadily growing demands of the healthcare system.

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