Organ Donation Website launched in China
China launched its first official organ donation registration website in March 2014. Citizens can register as organ donors via www.savelife.org.cn, and their information will only be accessible to authorised organizations and coordinators, according to the National Health and Family Planning Commission (NHFPC). Donors can modify or withdraw their registration via the website. Donations will have to be approved by close relatives after the donor’s death.
China introduced an organ donation system in 2010, with the Red Cross Society serving as an independent third party for supervising and facilitating donation procedures. China has the world’s second-largest demand for organ transplants. About 300,000 patients suffer from organ failure each year, but only around 10,000 transplants are performed due to a lack of donors.
A special committee has been set up which is in charge of coordinating and guiding different systems including donation, retrieval and distribution, clinical transplant service, postoperative registration, and transplant supervision.
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