Promoting Organ Donation

Promoting Organ DonationPromoting Organ Donation

The rate of consent to organ donation has increased from 50% to 70% over the past couple of years, and the last Iranian calendar year that ended in March registered over 800 cases of organ donations, said the head of Majlis Health Commission. “Traffic accidents cause 5,000 to 8,000 brain deaths annually and in at least 50% of these cases several organs can be harvested,” said Ali Nobakht at the 13th Nafas (literally breath) Festival, the Health Ministry’s news agency ‘WEBDA’ reported. The festival held on September 25 in Tehran aimed to commemorate and honor donors and promote a culture of organ donation.