Memorial park for donors under construction in E China’s Zhejiang

(Photo/Qianjiang Evening News)

A memorial park for organ donors is under construction at Qianjiang Cemetery in Hangzhou, east China’s Zhejiang province, for relatives and friends to pay tribute to their loved ones, Qianjiang Evening News reported on March 25.

16-year-old Xu Yuwen died of glioblastoma seven years ago. After her death, her organs were donated by her parents, which saved the lives of four people and helped two blind people regain their sight.

Two months later, Xu’s parents, who live in the Hangzhou countryside, also signed up to be organ donors after their death, to help more people in need.

Statistics indicated that by the end of February 2019, more than 20,000 people in Hangzhou had signed documents saying they were willing to donate their organs after death.

So far, 1,106 donations have been made, including 3,365 major organs and 1,700 corneas.