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China’s Current Organ Transplant Situation

On August 8, 2013, the State Health and Family Planning Commission of China announced the list of hospitals that have been approved to implement the human organ transplant project. They include the Beijing Union Medical College Hospital and the China-Japan Friendship Hospital, with a total of 165 hospitals nationwide. At present, China has become the world’s second largest organ transplantation country. Each year more than 8,000 transplant surgeries are performed. There is a huge gap between supply and demand. There are about 300,000 organ failure patients each year. 

Source: Xinhua, August 8, 2013