translated from Spanish: Mañalich made a new call for more Chileans to commit to organ donation

The Minister of Health, Jaime Mañalich, reiterated the call for organ donation after visiting an 8-year-old girl who received a liver of another under-12 deceased in Chaitén, in the Los Lagos region.Until the Luis Calvo Mackenna Hospital arrived this Saturday the Minister of Health, Jaime Mañalich, to call for voluntary organ donation. In Chile, at least 4 million people are registered as non-donor, a situation that motivated the portfolio manager to visit patients transplanted by multiorgan donation at the facility, specifically to Martina, an 8-year-old girl who was a priority who received the bodies of a child under 12 years of age died in Chaitén.Al regard, Minister Mañalich emphasized that it must be a voluntary decision.” We cannot become a police state that does with people or forces them to do things they don’t want. That is why I would urge you that here all it serves is education, education, education, that is, that people are convinced that donating is the best option,” Minister Mañalich said.Less than a week for National Organ Donor Day, the minister was accompanied by Martina’s mother, Ruth Candia, who thanked her for helping her daughter receive a liver. At the time, the National Transplant Coordinator, Juan Eduardo Sánchez, detailed that during 2019 the numbers of donations achieved in 2017, one of the years with the highest rates in the field, are being matched. The authorities said the creation of transplant centres in the north and south of the country is being managed. MY also made the invitation to celebrate and promote the donation on National Organ Donor Day next Friday, with recreational and sports activities throughout the country.

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