August 7, 2022

“Great progress” in organ regulation, claims Chinese government

Researchers have praised the Chinese government’s “great progress” in regulating its organ transplant operations in the Journal of the American Medical Association this week.
Researchers have praised the Chinese
government’s
“great progress” in regulating its organ transplant
operations in the Journal of the American Medical Association this week.
Bing-Yi Shi and Li-Ping Chen wrote: “the Chinese Ministry of Health has
strictly enforced the authentication program for approval of hospitals to
perform organ transplantation.” They also claim that “quality surveillance and
management of transplantations have improved substantially” and that “hospitals
that conduct illegal transplant operations or mismanage organ transplantations
are punished with financial penalties or administrative sanctions.”

The researchers commended the government because it
“strictly followed the guiding principles of the World Health Organisation for
organ transplantation”. Perhaps the most controversial issue in China is the
use of organs from convicts. The researchers cited a spokesman for the Chinese
Ministry of Health as saying on September 8, 2009: “We don’t set distinct restriction
on transplantation of organs from convicts, but the government does stringently
regulate organ procurement procedures, and the donor must consent to the use of
his or her organs for transplantation.”

The researchers wrote that after a “process of
difficult exploration and slow advances in regulating organ transplantation…
the government is intent on regulating organ transplantation with the general
goal of reaching a scientific, modern, and international standard.” ~ Journal of the
American Medical Association, Jul 27

China has “made great progress” in regulating organ transplantation: comment
Jared Yee
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