Pia Dijkstra will receive the award at the annual Donorweek
Photo: Hollandse Hoogte
Pia Dijkstra, Member of the Dutch parliament for D66, will take place on Monday during the annual Donorweek in the limelight for the way she has used for organ donation.
Stichting Nationaal Donor Monument knows her in Naarden, the waarderingsspeld the Gold Climb.
According to the foundation dared Dijkstra the the past years to “a difficult and important theme, and indeed to call into question and new possibilities and solutions to offer”.
Each year the death of about 150 people on the waiting list because there is no donor organ is available. D66 wants to change this and Pia Dijkstra worked for years to make a proposal to the existing donorwet to change.
That plan was recently adopted by the Second Chamber. If the senate agrees, everyone that has no choice has been determined, be asked to specify what he wants: yes, no, my next of kin may decide.
Who repeatedly does not have the ability to say that he is not a donor would be registered as someone with no objections.
The Climb is awarded annually. It is a replica of the donormonument that besides the Great Church in Naarden. Last year’s award went to Joris Linssen, because he was a program about orgaaandonatie made.