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China’s advances in organ transplant presented in Spain

Updated: Jul 5,2018 8:56 AM     Xinhua

MADRID — China’s progress in its national organ transplant program was presented on July 4 in the framework of the 27th International Congress of the Transplantation Society (TTS 2018).

Chinese delegation led by Huang Jiefu, director of the Commission of Donation and Transplantation of Organs of China, held a press conference to present the advances of the Asian country in the field at the Cultural Center of China, located in the Spanish capital.

According to Huang, China currently has 178 medical institutions for organ transplantation, with increasing number of donations and transplants year after year.

He said China has ranked second in the world in this area since 2017, when 5,146 cases of organ donations were completed.

China sent a delegation of 150 specialists to the TTS 2018 between June 30 and July in Spain.

With 5,259 transplants completed last year, the first time exceeding 5,000, Spain is also a world leader in donation and transplants.

Spain and China have good cooperation in this field including complementary training of experts.

“Every year we have a group of professionals coming from China to Barcelona for training and visiting clinics in the city and in Madrid, thus sharing practices at a hospital level,” said Spanish expert Marti Manyalich.

He also highlighted the “great future” that the Asian country has in this field.

With the continuous improvement of the system of donation and transplantation of human organs in China, the Asian country has participated more extensively and deeply in the construction of an international system of governance of transplants, gradually moving from participant to legislator.

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