China has over 3.15m registered organ donation volunteers -official

 The number of registered donation volunteers in China has crossed 3.15 million, the Red Cross Society of China said on .

More than 33,000 donors donated after death, saving nearly 100,000 lives, according to Liang Huiling, chief and executive vice of the Red Cross Society of China.

donation is a noble cause that saves lives, promotes love among people, and highlights social civilization and progress,” Liang said this at an held in the eastern Chinese city of Nanjing to commemorate donors and also to raise public awareness of donation.

China started piloting the organ donation programme in 2010.

The number of donors increased to 4.16 per million population (PMP) in 2019 2.01 PMP in 2015, according to the 2019 report on China organ donation development released by the China Organ Transplantation Development Foundation in December .

Volunteers became the sole legitimate source of transplants in China after organ trade was outlawed in 2011 and the use of organs executed prisoners was banned in 2015. (Xinhua/NAN)