Philipp Lachenmann: DELPHI Rationale


Live Debate: What to Do When Kidneys, Livers and Hearts Are Getting Scarce?

09.03.2018, Berlin | While more than 10,000 people in Germany are desperately waiting for a donor organ, the number of organ donors decreases every year. In 2017, it was 797, the lowest number in twenty years. What are the reasons for people’s reluctance to donate organs? Is it due to a lack of education, advertising or trust in the system? Do we need new incentive systems or might new rules increase people’s willingness to donate? Are there alternative research approaches that could make human-to-human organ donations superfluous? These questions will be addressed by the platform “The Debate“ online at and live on March 23, 2018, at 7 p.m., at the Zeiss-Großplanetarium in Berlin. Join us for the discussion!


Debate on Organ Donation


Dr. Solveig Lena Hansen, Department for Medical Ethics and the History of Medicine, University of Göttingen

Dr. Axel Rahmel, Medical Director, German Organ Transplantation Foundation (DSO)

Prof. Dr. Bruno Reichart, Spokesperson, interdisciplinary DFG Transregional Collaborative Research Center on Xenotransplantation

The discussion will be moderated by Christoph Koch (Stern) and Dr. Mai Thi Nguyen-Kim (freelance science journalist).

Live Debate

March 23, 2018 | 7 p.m.

Prenzlauer Allee 80 | 10405 Berlin

Admission is free. Registration is not required. In German.
The event will be livestreamed at


with background information, videos and interviews

The Platform “The Debate”

Science crucially contributes to the development of our society. In the public perception, however, it not only represents progress but is often seen as a threat to human safety and security. The more science changes the conditions of life in ways that are tangible to everyone, the more it needs to engage in a constructive dialogue with society. To enable citizens to participate in this discussion, it takes a solid general education in the sciences and an understanding of scientific research.

The initiative Wissenschaft im Dialog (Science in Dialogue), the Science Media Center Germany, and the Technische Universität Braunschweig have launched the platform “The Debate.” It offers a space for discussing controversial science topics and scientific perspectives on socially relevant and much-debated topics. This takes place in the form of live debates, factual videos, multimedia information tools, and interviews.

The Schering Stiftung is pleased to be able to support the platform “The Debate.”


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