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[Correspondence] Organ transplantation in China: concerns remain

07 Mar 2015

On Dec 3, 2014, Jiefu Huang, Director of the China Organ Donation and Transplant Committee and former Vice Minister of Health, announced that, from Jan 1, 2015, only voluntarily donated organs would be used for transplantation. Worldwide media reported that China would stop use of executed prisoners as an organ source. The Editorial1 in The Lancet interpreted the announcement in a similar manner; unfortunately, this interpretation does not reflect the reality.

Click here to view the full article which appeared in The Lancet