China bans transplant organ sales


Govt bans business of human organs BEIJING, March 28 -- China's Ministry of Health has issued a regulation on human organ transplanting, including the prohibiting of any organ business for commercial purposes.

    The regulation, which will take effect on July 1, rules out any interpersonal organ transplanting which violates related laws or is not in line with the spirit of medical ethnics.

    It also requires medical organizations which are qualified for transplanting organs to prove the legal origin of the organs and fully disclose surgical procedures prior to an operation.

    In addition, medical organizations must inform donors about the medical use of the organs and obtain their consent.

    The regulation also raises minute demands on personnel, equipment and techniques relevant to organ transplanting.

    China has achieved great progress in human organ transplanting and more than 90 thousand patients have undergone such operations over more than a decade.

    (Source: CRIENGLISH.com)