Lee: Less than 1% of population are organ donors

Sunday December 9, 2012

 

KOTA KINABALU: Only about 207,300 people have pledged to donate their organs over the past 15 years, when the Health Ministry started its campaign to promote the cause.

 

This is less than 1% of the population of about 28 million, said organ donation awareness promotion action committee chairman Tan Sri Lee Lam Thye.

 

Community effort is necessary, he said, adding that they hoped to get NGOs and religious organisations to create more awareness on organ donation.

 

“Though the pledges are increasing, it is still necessary to promote greater awareness among the public on the matter,” he said after launching an organ donation promotion road show at a shopping mall here yesterday.

 

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