Taiwan has 8,843 patients waiting for organ transplants

Taiwan has 8,843 patients waiting for organ transplants

Each year, there are an average of 5,000 people who become brain dead, yet, each year, only 200 donate their organs.  The Tzu Chi Hospital says that its organ transplant donor solicitation center has been functioning for 21 years and has helped 230 transplant patients.  Between the beginning of 2016 up to October 22, a total of 635 patients received organ transplants, not including skin grafts and bone replacements, yet there are still 8,843 patients waiting for organ transplants.

 

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