Date
23 August 2017

Govt restricts new organ donation system, paper says

China’s fledgling distribution system for donated organs might fall short of expectations, and medical institutions and supervisors are being urged to follow transplant regulations strictly to ensure fairness, China Daily reported Wednesday, citing health officials. The government launched a national organ transplant response system last September amid a shortage of organs for transplants and a thriving black market for organs in the country. The move is aimed at ensuring that organs available go to those most in need, Mao Qun’an, a spokesman for the National Health and Family Planning Commission, was quoted as saying. Under the new rules, no institution, organization or individual is allowed to distribute donated human organs without going through the system, the report said.

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