By: Chen Ching-feng and Elaine Hou
Taipei, July 10 (CNA) 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 (器捐中心).
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. [FULL STORY]