Or­gan donors may dou­ble 2015’s num­ber

China Daily (Canada) - - NEWS CAPSULE -

Or­gan donors in China are ex­pected to ex­ceed 5,000 this year, nearly twice the num­ber in 2015, when vol­un­tary do­na­tions be­came the only le­gal source of or­gans, the China Or­gan Trans­plan­ta­tion De­vel­op­ment Foun­da­tion said.

“If every­thing goes well, China is ex­pected to be­come the world leader in or­gan do­na­tions and trans­plan­ta­tions by 2020,” said Huang Jiefu, pres­i­dent of the foun­da­tion, part of the Na­tional Health and Fam­ily Plan­ning Com­mis­sion. Huang gave no ex­act fig­ures.

The num­ber of or­gan donors in China reached 2,866 in the first seven months of the year, an in­crease of 33 per­cent com­pared with the same pe­riod in 2016, ac­cord­ing to of­fi­cials.

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