In March 2010, China launched a pilot programme of deceased organ donation in 10 provinces and cities. However, the deceased donor rate of China remains significantly lower than in Spain and other Western countries. In order to provide incentive for deceased organ donation, five pilot provinces and cities have subsequently launched a financial compensation policy. Financial compensation can be considered to include two main forms, the ‘thank you’ form and the ‘help’ form. The ‘thank you’ form is gratitude on behalf of the Red Cross Society of China for consenting to donation. The ‘help’ form is social welfare support for needy families.
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