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China’s registered organ donors exceed 6m

China’s registered organ donors exceed 6m

The number of registered organ donors in China reached nearly 6.2 million with annual organ transplants continuing to rank the second-highest in the world, the China Daily reported on Monday.

Most registered donors were young and middle-aged adults, aged 45 and below, head of the China Organ Donation Administrative Centre, Hou Fengzhong said.

Hou said the registration is administered by the Red Cross Society of China (RCSC).

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The news report cited data released by the RCSC, pointing out that nearly 1.54 million people had registered as organ donors in 2022, compared with around 1.52 million in 2021 and 1.01 million in 2020.

The news report added that China began a voluntary organ donation trial program in 2010 and voluntary posthumous donation became the country’s only legal source of organ transplants in 2015.

The programme has conducted 135,000 organ transplants involving about 44,000 posthumous organ donors in 13 years, the report said.