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China's organ donation rate remains one of the lowest in the world despite a growing number of donation cases in recent years following the organ transplant reform.

The country reported 2,999 organ donors in the first six months of 2018. Nearly 9,200 organ transplants were performed during that period, up 18 percent, according to China's health authorities.

(Global Times) Although China ranked first in Asia and second worldwide in number of donors in 2017 with 5,146 reported donations, the country's organ donation rate remains one of the world's lowest, Science and Technology Daily reported Thursday.

Between 2010 and 2017, the yearly donation rate per million people (pmp) has increased from 0.03 percent to 3.72 percent, said the newspaper.  

By comparison, Spain has reported the highest 46.9 pmp in 2017, according to an independent.co.uk report, while the actual number of donors in Spain was 2,183, less than half of China's.

China's low donation rate is a result of its huge population base, and organ shortage is a problem faced by many countries, said Zhu Jiye, director of the Organ Transplantation Center of Peking University.

The growth in the number of organ donations is encouraging in China, and has been increasing annually, Zhu said.

China has also seen an increasing number of volunteer donors. As of July 22, over 493,000 people have registered as a donor, according to data on the website of the China Organ Donation Administrative Center.


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There is a cultural dimension to that; the Chinese believe that the dead must go to heaven in one piece, not dismembered!

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That's why in the past, organs were harvested from executed prisoners; the practice has since stopped, depriving doctors of much need organs!

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As of July 22, over 493,000 people have registered as a donor, according to data on the website of the China Organ Donation Administrative Center.
A small number compared to the population.
That's not too bad, but maybe it should be promoted on TV and other forms of media to get rid of/change the cultural dimension.
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That's why in the past, organs were harvested from executed prisoners; the practice has since stoppe ...

If you have the money you can still get F..G0ng. organs, they are considered the best because of their healthy habits.
Anger is an acid that can do more harm to the vessel in which it is stored than to anything on which it is poured. Mark Twain

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Saul Post time: 2018-8-9 22:49
If you have the money you can still get F..G0ng. organs, they are considered the best because of t ...

You can go for it, you will end up thinking and behaving like them!

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