China Launches Website to Promote Organ Donation

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China has launched its first official website to spread the word about organ donations.It will also allow potential donors to register online. The country has one of the world’s largest demands for organ transplants. Each year, at least 300,000 patients suffer from organ failure, but only about 10,000 transplants are performed due to a lack of donors.

To cope with the shortage, the government regulated the industry in 2007, and launched a pilot program to help to raise awareness.Since then, at least 1600 have donated organs and over 4000 patients have received transplant operations. In setting up the website the government hopes it will help to attract even more potential donors. CCTV’s Lin Nan has the story.

China Launches Website to Promote Organ Donations

China Launches Website to Promote Organ Donations

China has launched its first official website to spread the word about organ donations. It will also allow potential donors to register online.CCTV's Lin Nan has the story.
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The website hopes to spread the word about the benefits of organ donation in China. It’s a message that a family in Hubei province already knows firsthand. A 34-year-old mother is alive today because she received a kidney from her son. The boy died, but his memory lives on because of his donation. Xu Geng has that story.

Organ Donor Gives Second Chance for Life

Organ Donor Gives Second Chance for Life

The website China started, hopes to spread the word about the benefits of organ donation in China. It's a message that a family in Hubei province already knows firsthand. A 34-year-old mother is alive today because she received a kidney from her son. The boy died, but his memory lives on because of his donation. CCTV's Xu Geng has that story.
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CCTV’s Mike Walter interviews Tom Mone, CEO of OneLegacy, the largest organ recovery agency in the United States on the need for better organ donor awareness.

Need for Better Organ Donor Awareness

Need for Better Organ Donor Awareness

CCTV's Mike Walter interviews Tom Mone, CEO of OneLegacy, the largest organ recovery agency in the United States on the need for better organ donor awareness.
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