Transplants in China | Happy Volunteers

If you have need for a transplant and you’re living in China, chances are some prisoner is your happy, voluntarily donor.

An article from Nov 28, 2005 issue of the Caijing Magazine:

The Chinese government has admitted that most human organs used for transplants in China are those of executed prisoners, and has promised to expedite new legislation that would regulate the market for those organs.

It will come not a moment too soon, as the number of organ transplants in China has soared over the last decade. China is now second only to the US, with approximately 60,000 kidney transplants, 6,000 liver transplants and 250 heart transplants since 1993.

Found through the interesting new blog “Non-Violent Resistence” , written by a young Chinese journalist.

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One Response to “Transplants in China | Happy Volunteers”

  1. thomas kavanagh
    December 12th, 2005 06:19

    great news on the transplants numbers well done

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