Nearly 170,000 registered as organ donors in 2015

SHANGHAI: Nearly 170,000 people registered as organ donors in China by the end of last year, an event to remember organ donors in China was told in Shanghai.

The ceremony was also meant to promote public understanding of organ donation.

In March 2010, the Red Cross Society of China and the former Ministry of Health started the organ donation system, encouraging citizens to voluntarily donate organs after their death as a way to extend another’s life.

Remarkable achievements have been made over the past seven years, and now the system has become a major channel for organ donation, Wang Ping, vice-president and secretary-general of the society said at the event.

Officials said public understanding of organ donations and support has significantly improved over the years, and the number of people registering for organ donation is also on the rise.

So far, about three in every 1 million people have registered.

A total of 4,080 organ donations were made in 2016, with 11,296 organs being donated, an increase of 47.5% over 2015.

Also last year, 104,538 people registered to become organ donors, three times more than in 2015.

The event held on Friday also noted that the development of the organ donation system is still in its initial stages, and varies in different areas.

In the future, more policies will be made to support the system’s long-term development.

At the event, Huang Jiefu, chairman of the China National Organ Donation and Transplantation Committee, was recognised for his special contribution to China’s organ donation work. — China Daily/Asia News Network.

Article type: metered
User Type: anonymous web
User Status:
Campaign ID: 1
Cxense type: free
User access status: 3
Subscribe now to our Premium Plan for an ad-free and unlimited reading experience!

World , world


Next In Regional

Ministry optimistic 'Buy Malaysian Goods Campaign' sales will grow 2.5% this year
Ringgit eases further as risk-off mode remains after Fed’s minutes
Speaker: Sarawak prepared to increase state legislative assembly seats
Improvements in the works for NCER to attract more investors, says PM
Cheaper chicken in KL soon with 90sen drop per kg, says FT Minister
Bursa Malaysia ends lower for second consecutive day
Unification Church members accuse Japanese media of bias over Abe killing
Najib's 'many hats' enabled him to commit SRC offences, Federal Court hears
Najib's final SRC appeal: Defence says will be filing fresh submissions if adjournment granted
China regulator probes banks' property loan portfolio - sources

Others Also Read