August 01, 2016 08:14
Actors Kam Woo-sung and Han Chae-ah have been appointed promotional ambassadors for organ donation, the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said.
Kam appeared in a 2014 TV soap as the husband of a woman who donates her organs and registered as an organ donor during filming.
Han also registered as a donor and is currently hosting a program encouraging people to donate their organs.
There is an acute shortage of organ donors in Korea.
According to the KCDC, there were 27,444 patients in need of organ transplants last year but the number of registered donors stood at only 2,565.
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