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China to Overtake U.S. as World’s Top Organ Transplant Country By 2020

China is slated to become the world’s number one country for organ transplant in 2020, a trend attributed to the increasing number of voluntary donations from civilians.

The outlook comes from Huang Jiefu, chairman of the China Organ Donation and Transplantation Committee, who told the Associated Press on Wednesday that civilian donations increased from 30 in 2010 to over 5,500 this year, enough to deliver new organs to some 15,000 people.