The city’s young people have the lowest number of registered organ donors according to a Hong Kong-based survey that highlighted a lack of education on the issue. Only about a third of the Hongkongers polled in the survey had registered to be organ donors, despite over 90 per cent of them agreeing to make a donation after their death. The poll involved 580 respondents and was conducted by an affiliate of Junior Chamber International Hong Kong , a non-profit group comprising local young people. Ask Hongkongers about organ donation when they apply for ID, group argues, after poll finds 43pc would offer upon their death Chamber president Gin Lee called on the government to boost its efforts “to raise awareness about organ donations”. The study found that 84 per cent of Hongkongers aged 18 to 25 said they had not registered to be a donor, followed by 73 per cent of those over the age of 46. Most of those who had not registered said they had not done so because they did not know how to register, did not understand all that a donation entailed, or were unsure whether their families would support them. Biggest obstacles to gaining organ donors are misconceptions, Hong Kong health department finds The findings prompted Secretary for Food and Health Dr Ko Wing-man to state that he hoped better education about life and death issues would help boost registrations. Ko said the government had set up a panel to promote organ donation and educate the public, with a large-scale event set to take place by the end of this year. The activity was intended to double the number of registered organ donors, the health minister said. Currently, only around 200,000 people are registered to donate according to a list managed by the Department of Health – amounting to around 2 per cent of the city's population. Over 2,400 patients are now on a waiting list to receive different organs to save their lives.