Govt seeks fairness in organ donations
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.