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Experts introduce China's organ donation and transplantation model, refute rumors
May 28,2018   By:Xinhua
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May 28, 2018 -- Huang Jiefu (3rd R), head of the China National Organ Donation and Transplantation Committee and chairman of the China Organ Transplantation Development Foundation, speaks during a press conference in Geneva, Switzerland, on May 25, 2018. Experts introduced China's reform and achievements in organ donation and transplantation to international peers, delegations and media here Thursday, and refuted allegations of living organ collecting in the country. (Xinhua/Alain Grosclaude) 

GENEVA, May 28, 2018 -- Experts introduced China's reform and achievements in organ donation and transplantation to international peers, delegations and media here Thursday, and refuted allegations of living organ collecting in the country.
 
Huang Jiefu, head of the China National Organ Donation and Transplantation Committee and chairman of the China Organ Transplantation Development Foundation, said at a press conference that China's reform and achievements in this regard are illustrative of the World Health Organization (WHO's) guiding principles of equity, transparency and fairness.
 
"China's model of organ donation and transplantation features strong government support for the legal, administrative and health sectors, and progress of the capacity building of organ transplantation clinical service and technical development," he told a press conference sponsored by the Chinese Mission to the United Nations at Geneva.
 
China's State Council promulgated the Regulations on Human Organ Transplantation in 2007 and the National People's Congress promulgated the Eighth Amendment to the Criminal Law in 2011, which includes articles relevant to organ transplantation.
 
Huang said the above regulations and laws pave the way to serve as the legal foundation to stem all organ-related crimes in China.
 
What's more, Huang said China has also established a single mandatory national organ allocation computer system, which is interconnected with four transplant registries to ensure the traceability and fairness of organ distribution.
 
In 2015, a reform was accomplished in China prohibiting the use of organs from executed prisoners, and China has also prohibited foreign patients from undergoing organ transplantations in the country.
 
The Chinese government has authorized transplant hospitals by a licensing policy, and is now implementing a national anti-organ trafficking surveillance system.
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