Has China really stopped obtaining organs from executed prisoners?

Has China really stopped obtaining organs from executed prisoners?

For decades, China obtained human organs such as kidneys and livers from executed prisoners, a practice condemned by human rights activists and medical ethicists. China says they no longer do this and have built a new system for organ transplants that now relies on volunteers, not prisoners. Hari Sreenivasan reports.

China organ trafficking: 'I sold my kidney for £4,000' - BBC News

China organ trafficking: 'I sold my kidney for £4,000' - BBC News

A shortage of organ donors has created a lucrative black market in China, a BBC investigation has found. The shortfall is a consequence of China ending the practice of harvesting the organs of executed prisoners. The BBC's Martin Patience reports. Subscribe to BBC News HERE http://bit.ly/1rbfUog Check out our website: http://www.bbc.com/news Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/bbcworldnews Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/bbcworld Instagram: http://instagram.com/bbcnews

Dying for Life: China’s volunteer organ donors

Dying for Life: China’s volunteer organ donors

The three-episode documentary series “To Live” presents the new look of China’s organ transplant system. The first episode “Dying for Life” documents two cases of voluntary donations after death: 53-year-old Kong Lingfeng and a 6-year-old girl Tongtong. It attempts to reveal the public attitude towards organ donating in China. Also, it tries to discuss the challenges facing China’s transplant industry. Rediscovering China is a weekly show on CGTN that offers a unique insight into an aspect of life in China today. With its unrivaled access to the country's people and places, Rediscovering China brings you in-depth reports on the major issues facing China at a time of rapid change. Subscribe to us on YouTube: https://goo.gl/lP12gA Download our APP on Apple Store (iOS): https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/cctvnews-app/id922456579?l=zh&ls=1&mt=8 Download our APP on Google Play (Android): https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.imib.cctv Follow us on: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ChinaGlobalTVNetwork/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/cgtn/?hl=zh-cn Twitter: https://twitter.com/CGTNOfficial Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/CGTNOfficial/ Tumblr: http://cctvnews.tumblr.com/ Weibo: http://weibo.com/cctvnewsbeijing

China promises prisoner organ donation phasing out

China promises prisoner organ donation phasing out

Since 7.30 highlighted the campaign to strip Dr Huang Jiefu of his awards from Sydney University due to his involvement in the Chinese program of obtaining organ donations from prisoners, he has flagged China's plan to phase out the scheme. See more from 7.30 at http://www.abc.net.au/7.30/

Organ donation

Organ donation

Almost all human organs donated for transplant in China go unused, state-run media said, after years of controversy about the use of body parts from executed prisoners.VIDEOGRAPHIC

Official: China to lead in organ transplants by 2020

Official: China to lead in organ transplants by 2020

(26 Jul 2017) China is on track to lead the world in organ transplant surgeries by 2020 following its abandonment of the much-criticised practice of using organs from executed prisoners, the architect of the country's transplant programme said on Wednesday. Chairman of the China Organ Donation and Transplantation Committee Huang Jiefu told The Associated Press that voluntary civilian organ donations had risen from just 30 in 2010, the first year of a pilot programme, to more than 5,500 this year. That will allow around 15,000 people to receive transplants this year, Huang said. The US currently leads the world in organ transplants, with about 28,000 people receiving them each year. China is seeking to expand the number of willing organ donors, but has run up against some cultural barriers: Family members are still able to block a donation, even if the giver is willing, and Chinese are adverse to registering as donors by ticking a box on their drivers' licences, considering it to be tempting fate. Instead, authorities are partnering with AliBaba, China's virtually ubiquitous online shopping and payment platform, to allow people to register in just 10 seconds, Huang said. Huang said more than 210,000 Chinese have expressed their willingness to become donors, although that's a drop in the bucket compared to the country's population of 1.37 billion. In a further sign of importance to the field, China is hosting a major conference on transplantation in the southwestern city of Kunming next month. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/947262419587f1a0c9b0eabf5e40a501 Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork

No more organs from the executed says China

No more organs from the executed says China

(6 Feb 2017) China is stepping up its efforts to convince the international medical community that it has stopped using executed prisoners as organ donors. Beijing has sent a high-level delegation to a Vatican conference on organ trafficking amid continued doubts about whether the practice has really ended. China's former vice minister of health, Dr. Huang Jiefu, acknowledged on Monday that reforms in China's organ transplant programme have been slow. But he insisted the measures taken, starting in 2015, to outlaw the practice have made significant progress. "From Jan. 1, 2015, organ donation from voluntary civilian organ donors has become the only legitimate source of organ transplantations," he said in an interview at China's embassy to Italy. "This is the whole story." Huang will deliver a speech at the Vatican conference on Tuesday amid complaints from human rights groups and organ trafficking watchdogs that the Vatican was effectively endorsing a "whitewash" for China by inviting him. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/b397b0a1662c69b12b1109b931e487bb Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork

China creates 'Chinese mode' of organ donation

China creates 'Chinese mode' of organ donation

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China’s organ transplantation reform hailed by international community

China’s organ transplantation reform hailed by international community

A sensitive issue just a decade ago, organ donation and transplantation in China has seen a remarkable shift during the past few years. A total of 7,000 organs were voluntarily donated between January and July this year, according to a conference on organ transplantation held in China over the weekend. Subscribe to us on YouTube: https://goo.gl/lP12gA Download our APP on Apple Store (iOS): https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/cctvnews-app/id922456579?l=zh&ls=1&mt=8 Download our APP on Google Play (Android): https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.imib.cctv Follow us on: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ChinaGlobalTVNetwork/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/cgtn/?hl=zh-cn Twitter: https://twitter.com/CGTNOfficial Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/CGTNOfficial/ Tumblr: http://cctvnews.tumblr.com/ Weibo: http://weibo.com/cctvnewsbeijing

An end to prisoner organ harvesting in China

An end to prisoner organ harvesting in China

China will cease the practice of harvesting organs from executed prisoners for transplantations starting January 1 next year, according to the Organ Donation Committee. Subscribe us on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/CCTVNEWSbeijing Download for IOS: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/cctvnews-app/id922456579?l=zh&ls=1&mt=8 Download for Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.imib.cctv Follow us on: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cctvnewschina Twitter: https://twitter.com/CCTVNEWS Google+: https://plus.google.com/+CCTVNEWSbeijing Tumblr: http://cctvnews.tumblr.com/ Weibo: http://weibo.com/cctvnewsbeijing

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