Chinese Law Prof Blog

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George Washington University Law School

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Organ donations from prisoners: back in the news

I recently came across an open letter to Xi Jinping published in April 2014 in the medical journal Transplantation on behalf of The Transplantation Society. The letter notes with approval the government's adoption of new policies. "Nonetheless," it continues, "TTS remains skeptical about the enforcement of Chinese government’s policy and law. Chinese media report that even as the new program is being piloted, it has already been infiltrated by persons driven by the same corrupt practices who have assumed authority for the distribution of organs."

Here's the link.

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Forced or transactional organ givings (not donations) are very rampant in third world countries, such as India or the Philippines. China falls into the category.

Posted by: Frankie Fook-lun Leung | Sep 30, 2014 10:44:56 AM

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