Chinese Organ Donation on the Rise

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