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Hong Kong: organ exchange with the mainland

Hong Kong and the People’s Republic of China are planning a cross-border system for exchanging donor organs. Hong Kong’s Health Minister Lo Chung-man announced the development of a joint computer system to be implemented as soon as possible. The idea for the exchange is said to have come from Secretary Lo personally. He reportedly was inspired by the case of a four-month-old Hong Kong baby with a heart condition who was saved with the help of a donor heart from the People’s Republic.

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