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26 Aug

According to the China Daily newspaper, executed prisoners currently provide two-thirds of all transplant organs.

But, apparently, it’s not without good cause.

About 1.5 million people in China need transplants, but only about 10,000 operations are performed annually, according to the health ministry.

The scarcity of available organs has led to a thriving black market in trafficked organs, and in an effort to stop this the government passed a law in 2007 banning trafficking as well as the donation of organs to unrelated recipients.

Hmmm. Interesting that a state newspaper admitted to this.

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Posted by on August 26, 2009 in International, People

 

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