The importance of transplantation – a personal perspective

“I have first-hand knowledge of what it is like to live for a long period of time waiting for a new kidney. Therefore also on a personal level, I feel strongly for what we try to achieve at Hansa Medical.

In November 2009, I was told I needed a new kidney. I was put on the strict, tiresome and time-consuming regime of renal care. It then took another four years to find the right donor and for me to be able to have a transplantation. Renal care affects your daily life in many ways; it limits your movements, it requires five-six hours at the hospital every other day, and it has many physical and psychological consequences.

Two years ago, I was successfully transplanted and feel like a whole human being again.

Consequently, I believe that our research around IdeS is so important. Ultimately, when we hopefully have a product on the market, this development will be of tremendous importance to hundreds of thousands of people around the world who are in the same precarious position as I was.”

Göran Arvidson, President and CEO