Olympic jitters behind China's organ pledge

Written by  //  October 10, 2007  //  China, Rights & Social justice  //  No comments

CHINA has conceded that international pressure before the 2008 Olympic Games is behind its latest pledge to crack down on illegal organ transplants.
State media yesterday reported that the Chinese Medical Association, which is a semi-government body, would require its 500,000 member doctors to stop harvesting organs from executed prisoners, even with the prisoner’s consent, except when needed for a close relative of the prisoner. more

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