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Nearly 1,000 people sign up at organ donors
  • By Duc Van | dtinews.vn | November 18, 2017 07:53 AM
Nearly 1,000 people have registered as organ donors at a meeting held in the northern province of Nam Dinh Province.

The Vietnam Red Cross, the National Co-ordination Centre for Organ Transplantation and Nam Dinh University of Nursing jointly organised the event on November 17.

  

Many young people register organ donation at a meeting in Nam Dinh Province on November 17


Speaking at the meeting, Deputy Minister of Health Nguyen Viet Tien said that the organ transplant demand in Vietnam was very big; however, the number of organ donors remains modest.

Tien added that around 10,000 people currently need organ transplants and 300,000 are in dire need of cornea transplants. So it was important to call on the public to sign up as donors.

Vietnam currently has around 10,000 registered organ donors. Some 2,500 people have been provided with kidney transplants; 80 with liver transplants and 20 with hearts.

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