Doctors hope consensus on brain death in China will boost transplants

BMJ 2008; 336 doi: (Published 13 March 2008) Cite this as: BMJ 2008;336:581
  1. Jane Parry
  1. 1Hong Kong

Doctors, ethicists, and lawyers are to agree a definition for brain death for use by China’s medical community, which many doctors hope will boost organ transplants.

More than 200 delegates from the disciplines of neurosurgery, organ donation, and transplantation from China and elsewhere are expected to attend a conference at the end of April in Beijing hosted by the Organ Transplant Committee to develop a consensus on brain death. The conference is being administered by China’s Ministry of Health …

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