Awareness on Organ Transplants Poor

Awareness on Organ Transplants PoorAwareness on Organ Transplants Poor

Last year, 3,438 organs from dead donors were transplanted, said Dr Mohammad Kazemeini, head of Organ Transplant Management Office at the Health Ministry.

“It is over 17 years since the law on organ donation was passed; however, so far only 15,000 organs have been donated by brain-dead individuals,” ISNA quoted him as saying.

Although the tendency to donate organs of brain-dead patients has increased in recent years, “we should develop plans to encourage more people to become organ donors,” he said.

Currently, around 1.8 million people have voluntary organ donation cards in the country. Each donor can save lives of up to 10 people.


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