July 7, 2022

China to crack down on illegal transplants

China’s Ministry of Health will crack down on illegal human organ harvesting and transplants, a statement on the ministry’s website said last week.
China’s
Ministry of Health will crack down on illegal human organ harvesting and transplants, a statement
on the ministry’s website said last week. Due to a serious shortage of donated
organs for transplants, some mainland hospitals have turned to illegal organ
trading. According to China Daily, Vice-Minister of Health Huang Jiefu says that
this has seriously tarnished the image of the industry and undermined its
development.

“The
coming system held by the ministry would be open to qualified transplant
centers nationwide and the general public to receive tip-offs on illegal
practices, primarily the living organ trades,” said Xia Qiang, director of the
liver surgery and transplant department of Renji Hospital in Shanghai, who was
invited by the ministry to participate in a conference about the new plan on
July 15. At the meeting, stakeholders discussed a registration system for organ
transplant surgeons. ~ China Daily, Aug 4

China to crack down on illegal transplants
Jared Yee
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