Govt seeks fair­ness in or­gan do­na­tions

China Daily (Canada) - - NEWSCAPSULE -

China will fur­ther strengthen the reg­u­la­tion of or­gan do­na­tions from ex­e­cuted pris­on­ers and in­te­grate it into the ex­ist­ing pub­lic vol­un­tary or­gan do­na­tion and al­lo­ca­tion sys­tem, ac­cord­ing to a po­lit­i­cal ad­viser close to the sit­u­a­tion.

Or­gan do­na­tions from ex­e­cuted pris­on­ers were han­dled in­ap­pro­pri­ately by “some doc­tors and law en­force­ment of­fi­cers”, which might lead to mal­prac­tice and cor­rup­tion, said Huang Jiefu, di­rec­tor of the China Or­gan Do­na­tion Com­mit­tee and for­mer vice-min­is­ter of health.

To end that, “we will reg­u­late the is­sue by in­clud­ing vol­un­tary or­gan do­na­tions by ex­e­cuted pris­on­ers in the na­tion’s pub­lic or­gan do­na­tion sys­tem to help en­sure an open and fair prac­tice”, he said.

Sta­tis­tics from the Na­tional Health and Fam­ily Plan­ning Com­mis­sion show that about 300,000 Chi­nese people need or­gan trans­plants ev­ery year. Only around 10,000 even­tu­ally re­ceive one.

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