Tuesday, 9 August 2016

More people willing to donate organs after death- Survey

An increasing number of people in Taiwan are willing to donate their organs after their death, according to the results of a survey released Monday by the Taiwan Organ Registry and Sharing Center.

The survey revealed that 69 percent of people have decided to be organ donors, an increase of 2 percent from three years ago.

Of these respondents, more than 12 percent have signed a consent form for organ donation, which is equivalent to 320,000 people, up 43 percent from three years ago, according to the survey.

The survey also found that younger people tend to identify more with the concept of organ donation, maybe because they have more access to life education and information about organ donation, said Liu Chia-chi, the center's deputy CEO.

The survey was conducted in May over the phone among 5,022 people aged between 16 and 65.