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Red Cross aims to boost rates of organ donation

By Shan Juan | China Daily | Updated: 2012-10-23 08:05

The Red Cross Society of China is recruiting for its upcoming national organ donation management center, which will facilitate donations and encourage life-saving benevolence.

Currently, about 1.5 million Chinese people need organ transplants each year on the mainland, but only 10,000 can have one due to a lack of organs, statistics from the Ministry of Health show.

"The new center under the Red Cross will work together with stakeholders like health authorities to run a nationwide organ donation system and help ease the long-time strain on organ donations for transplants," said Wang Ping, director of the relief and health department of the society.

Red Cross aims to boost rates of organ donation

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