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Chinese rules on transplantation do not go far enough

BMJ 2006; 332 doi: (Published 06 April 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;332:810
  1. Jane Parry
  1. Hong Kong

    New guidelines covering organ transplantations in China fail to address basic issues such as brain death and the source of organs, one of the country's leading transplantation surgeons has said.

    Chen Zhonghua, director of the Institute of Organ Transplantation at Tongji Medical College, Wuhan, who helped to draw up the rules, said last week that China's lack of a legal definition of brain death was a major obstacle to promoting an organ supply that was in line with international ethical standards. The guidelines …

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