The medical society wants to increase the possibility for patients who agree beforehand to donate their organs.
"Today, legislation around this area is very unclear – there's a vacuum in the laws that must be regulated," says Kristina Söderlind-Rutberg, an intensive care physician and in charge of organ donations in the southeast. She added, "Opportunites are lost because we don't know how we should interpret the laws."
Sweden's health minister, Göran Hägglund, is against reviewing the law. According to his press secretary, Hägglund believes medical treatment should be directed towards the patient's own needs, not the needs of others.
Swedish hospitals are facing record demand for organ transplants, reports Svenska Dagbladet.