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2008-11-04 09:10:00

Chinese authorities, cracking down on illegal organ transplants for foreigners, have cited three hospitals for doing the operations. Vice Minister of Health Huang Jiefu said the hospitals in Beijing, Tianjin and Xinjiang provinces have been suspended from performing any transplant for a year, Hong Kong's Ta Kung Pao newspaper reported. China Daily reported any new violation would lead to cancellation of the licenses of the hospitals and their doctors. Huang did not disclose the names of...

2008-08-13 12:00:56

The Canadian government has approved $35 million in funding for a national organ donation registry through the national blood donor agency. Canadian Blood Services will develop a system and database to coordinate organ donations in all territories and provinces except Quebec, which has its own agency and might join later on, the Globe and Mail reported. Graham Sher, the chief executive officer of the blood agency told the newspaper the system will mean increased availability of organs...

2008-07-03 18:00:00

BOSTON, Massachusetts, July 3 /PRNewswire/ -- The July 5 issue of the leading medical journal, The Lancet, highlights the Declaration of Istanbul on Organ Trafficking and Transplant Tourism, an important affirmation of ethical principles and practices adopted on May 2, 2008, at an International Summit of more than 150 healthcare professionals, officials, scientists, ethicists and legal scholars from 78 countries and 20 international organizations. A Commentary, authored by the 32-member...

2008-07-02 18:00:33

With nearly 100,000 Americans awaiting an organ transplant, we're interested in a new New York City initiative designed to increase the number of donated organs. The plan is a relatively simple one: A special ambulance will be ready to respond if emergency paramedics declare a person dead at home or in a location other than a hospital. The ambulance will be equipped to preserve organs, while speeding to a transplant hospital. The Washington Post reported that New York paramedics, working...

2008-06-16 12:01:03

China liver transplant recipients to be registered: Health Ministry SHANGHAI, June 15 (Xinhua) -- The Health Ministry will use mandatory registration of valid personal information for liver transplant patients, officials said. The ministry will implement the China Liver Transplant Registry (CLTR), a compulsory reporting system, said Vice Health Minister Huang Jiefu while attending a transplant meeting held here on Saturday. "The CLTR system can help doctors track the condition of...

2006-07-06 14:34:58

OTTAWA (Reuters) - A respected Canadian human rights lawyer and a former Canadian cabinet member lent their weight on Thursday to charges that China has been killing Falun Gong dissidents so it can use their organs. The two men -- lawyer David Matas, and David Kilgour, former secretary of state for Asia and the Pacific -- spent two months investigating the accusations, which China has regularly denied. "It is simply inescapable that this is going on," Kilgour told reporters as he...

2006-04-20 07:57:19

In BEIJING item headlined "China says Britain also harvested prisoners' organs," please correct headline to read "China says Britain also harvested human organs." In paragraph 1, please delete ... saying the same practice used to happen in Britain ... and make it read ... saying similar practices used to happen to patients in Britain. Corrections make clear China did not say Britain used prisoners' organs. A corrected repetition follows. Please also delete penultimate paragraph...

2006-04-20 09:12:11

BEIJING (Reuters) - China took a swipe on Thursday at British transplant experts who accused it of removing organs from executed prisoners to sell them, saying some British hospitals had harvested organs of dead patients in the past. The British Transplantation Society said on Wednesday there was an accumulating body of evidence that suggested organs of executed Chinese prisoners were being removed for transplant and sold without prior consent of the prisoners or their families. "I...

2006-04-20 08:15:00

BEIJING (Reuters) - China took a swipe on Thursday at British transplant experts who accused it of removing organs from executed prisoners in order to sell them, saying similar practices used to happen with patients in Britain. The British Transplantation Society said on Wednesday there was an accumulating body of evidence that suggested organs of executed Chinese prisoners were being removed for transplants and sold without the prior consent of the prisoners or their families. "I want to...

2006-04-20 07:51:36

BEIJING (Reuters) - China took a swipe on Thursday at British transplant experts who accused it of removing organs from executed prisoners in order to sell them, saying the same practice used to happen in Britain. The British Transplantation Society said on Wednesday there was an accumulating body of evidence that suggested organs of executed Chinese prisoners were being removed for transplants and sold without the prior consent of the prisoners or their families. "I want to remind...


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