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The number of registered organ donation volunteers in China has exceeded 3.15 million, the Chinese Red Cross said on Wednesday.

More than 33,000 organ donors donated after death, saving nearly 100,000 lives, according to Liang Huiling, party leader and executive vice president of the Chinese Red Cross.

“Human organ donation is a noble cause that saves lives, promotes love between people and highlights social civilization and progress,” Liang said at an event in Nanjing City, in eastern China, to commemorate organ donors and raise awareness of organ donation.

China started piloting the organ donation program in 2010.

The number of donors rose to 4.16 per million inhabitants (PMP) in 2019, from 2.01 PMP in 2015, according to the 2019 report on the development of organ donation in China published by the China Organ Transplantation Development. Foundation in December 2020.

Volunteers became the only legitimate source of transplants in China after the organ trade ban in 2011, and the use of organs from executed prisoners was banned in 2015 (Xinhua / NAN)

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