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Over half of respondents willing to register for organ donation: survey
update:March 07,2018
Mar. 7, 2018 -- About 57.7 percent of the respondents are willing to register for organ donation, according to a survey released by the China Youth Daily on Tuesday.
Covering 2,013 respondents, the survey found that 61.5 percent of them would not object to members of their immediate family donating organs.
About 74.9 percent of the surveyed said they had some knowledge of organ donation registration while 19.2 percent said they had never heard about it.
As of Dec. 24, 2017, a total of 373,536 people in China had registered for organ donation, according to data from the China Organ Donation Administrative Center.
As to the low figure in registration, 57.3 percent of the respondents said it was due to traditional beliefs and psychological factors.
The interviewees suggested that China improve laws and regulations on organ donation, expand registration channels and enhance publicity.
Of the respondents, 50.9 percent were born in the 1980s and 24 percent were born in the 1970s, the newspaper said.
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