Want China Times
Over the past two weeks, 13 people agreed to donate their organs or skin after they
died, showing a trend toward increased organ donations in the wake of a dust explosion at a water park in New Taipei, the organ registry and sharing center said Friday.
The June 27 explosion left nearly 500 injured and four dead, as of Friday.
Since the accident occurred, there have been 13 organ donors, including a victim in the explosion whose parents decided to donate his organs after he was pronounced brain dead earlier Friday, according to the Taiwan Organ Registry and Sharing Center.
The 23-year-old victim was a Taipei Medical University dentistry student.
Four of the 13 donors also agreed to donate their skin, in addition to organs, the center said.
Lee Po-chang, chairman of the center, said the number of organ donors tends to rise in the wake of major disasters, citing the recent colored power explosion as an example. [FULL STORY]