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Thousands of people in the Philippines pledged Friday to donate kidneys and other body parts after death as part of a bid to set a world record for organ donations, the health ministry said. “If they meet an unfortunate accident and they are brought to a hospital and declared brain dead… then doctors will know what to harvest,” Assistant Health Secretary Eric Tayag told AFP. A “record” 3,548 people signed up for organ donor cards at one Manila university in the space of an hour in the campaign launched by the ministry, he added. The Philippine effort however failed to surpass India’s eight-hour world record of 10,450 people set in Haryana in December last year, Tayag said.
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