A few weeks have now passed since the European Day for Organ Donation and Transplantation on 9 September. Your great images captured a whole host of wonderful emotions and moments for us to look back on. And now we are delighted to look back on these memories with you – so don’t miss our recap film!
On 9 September 2017, around 5,000 people gathered in Bern to celebrate the European Day for Organ Donation and Transplantation. The city’s Bundesplatz took centre stage, with visitors being treated to one spectacle after another. Particular highlights included the spectacular fly-past by the PC-7 TEAM of the Swiss Air Force, culminating in a heart being drawn in the sky over the Swiss capital, and the emotional moment when the entire SWISS TEAM from this year’s World Transplant Games released a number of balloons in honour of their donors’ families. With wonderful concert performances and entertainment provided by the compères, the event was an enormous success. There was also a range of other attractions to suit young and old, including a helicopter used by the air ambulance service, a flight simulator and a portable device used to transport organs. Despite the weather, everyone in attendance – visitors, those individuals and their families affected by the issue of organ transplantation, and the numerous helpers at the information stands – ensured this was a memorable day on the Bundesplatz and helped raise the profile of the topic of organ donation and transplantation.
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