Philippines claims record in organ donor pledges

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Associated Press

Posted on February 28, 2014 at 3:32 AM

Updated Friday, Feb 28 at 3:35 AM

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Health officials say the Philippines has broken India's record of gathering the most number of organ donor pledges in an hour at a single site. The feat awaits the Guinness World Records' official confirmation.

Health Assistant Secretary Eric Tayag said Friday's campaign gathered 3,548 pledges, beating India's previous record of 2,755.

The event held at the Polytechnic University of the Philippines' Manila campus, was aimed at raising awareness about organ donation.

Tayag says the record so far set is still unofficial because there were no Guinness adjudicators present. Documented results will be sent to the records body.

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