The Anhui Branch of the Red Cross Society of China reiterated that it is the only agency in the province that can legally authorize organ donations, following a dispute it won with an eye hospital over corneas donated by a cancer patient. Zhang Yidong, a charity worker in Hefei, capital of Anhui province, had posted on his micro blog that two medical institutions — an organ donation center under Anhui's Red Cross Society branch and the Hefei Aier Eye Hospital — had argued over the corneas that a cancer patient had offered to donate. Xu Bao of Anqing city, who is receiving treatment in a Hefei hospital, decided to donate his corneas and body to two different medical institutions due to his fading hopes of recovery, and he asked Zhang to help him find a channel for donating his body and corneas. Staff members from the two institutions arrived at the hospital ward at the same time and began arguing over whom the corneas belong to, Zhang said in his micro blog. The dispute should not have happened, as the Anhui Red Cross Society branch is the only legal platform for the registration and reception of organ donations, said Tang Changrong, a publicity official from the Red Cross Society branch.
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Hefei is nowheresville. Even in China , lots of people have never heard of it. Yet arrive at the airport, an hour's flight south of Beijing, and it will take you 40 minutes to drive down a six-lane highway and into the heart of a city of 5 million people that is twice the size of Paris. As with so many Chinese cities, half of Hefei is a building site.
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