4th China-International Organ Donation Conference held in Kunming, China
The 4th China-International Organ Donation Conference (CIODC) & the Belt & Road Symposium on Organ Donation Development and International Cooperation was held in Kunming, China from
6th to 8th December 2019. The conference was held at the Haigeng Conference Center in Kunming of Yunnan Province. Dr. Sunil Shroff, Managing Trustee, MOHAN Foundation was invited to attend the conference. He was also invited to give a talk at the Red Cross Society of China that coordinates organ donation in Kunming and share his experience of the deceased donation programme in India. Dr. Avnish Seth, Director, Fortis Organ Retrieval and Transplant (FORT) was also invited to the meeting.
China has shown remarkable progress in deceased donation in the last few years (graph given below). The conference was to reiterate their stand toward ethical practices in deceased donation. There were almost 100 international invitees to the meeting with representation from The Transplantation Society, WHO and other International societies and a declaration was signed in line with the WHO principles to promote deceased donation in the ‘One Belt One Road’ countries.
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