CRJ English Guan Chao
|Surgeons conduct the cornea transplant operation after late singer Yao Beina's cornea was received by the ophthalmic hospital in Chengdu by air. [Photo: Imagine China]|
Chinese organ donation has been on the rise after the country banned the use of prisoners' organs for transplant starting Jan. 1 this year, a top medical expert said Sunday.
As of Nov. 9, China has recorded 5,384 voluntary organ donors, who donated 14,721 various organs, said Huang Jiefu, head of a national human organ donation and transplant committee and former vice health minister.
China is expected to top the world in terms of organ donation in several years, said Huang at a forum in the central city of Changsha. Continue reading