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Chinese city outlaws sale of human organs

BMJ 2003; 327 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.327.7414.520-a (Published 04 September 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;327:520
  1. Jane Parry
  1. Hong Kong

    Authorities in the southern Chinese city of Shenzhen, in Guangdong province, have passed new laws governing transplants that outlaw the sale of human organs.

    The standing committee of the Shenzhen People's Congress passed the law, which will come into effect on 1 October. After this time all transplants will be handled solely by the Red Cross. And doctors who flout the new law will be liable for fines of up to 500 000 yuan ($60 410; £38 450; €55 050).

    The law requires that donors give written or oral consent to two doctors …

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