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Dying French student donates organs to 4 Chinese

2015-02-26 15:11 Ecns.cn Web Editor: Mo Hong'e

(ECNS) - Four organs from a young French man, who died from an accident while in China, have been successfully transplanted into four Chinese patients, the Qianjiang Evening News reported on Thursday.

The anonymous donor, who gave away his liver, two kidneys and a lung, became the first foreigner to donate organs in East China's Zhejiang province.

The 22-year-old exchange student was in a coma for several days and died on the evening of February 24.

After hearing about the accident, his family hurried to China and decided to donate his organs on his behalf.

When asked whether her son had expressed a willingness to donate his organs, his mother said her son was a kindhearted person, and she believed he would have made the same decision.

According to bioethics law in France, a person is considered willing to donate their organs if they have never recorded a refusal to donate during their lifetime.

France tops the organ donation rate among European countries, with 23.7 people per each million giving their organs away annually.

In Zhejiang, this figure is only 2, leaving many patients and their families waiting on vital donated organs.

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