The annual number of cadaveric organ donors increased from 13.1 per million inhabitants in the period 1989-92 to 15.8 in the period 1993-96. Multiple organ harvesting was performed in 68% of the donors. There are significant differences in donation rate between health regions. An increase to 20 organ donors per year per million inhabitants is required to meet the anticipated need for organs. Strategies to increase organ donation are discussed.