China Says It Will Stop Harvesting The Organs Of Inmates
China's state-run media says the government has set a deadline by which it will stop using inmates' organs for transplants, but some are doubtful.By Jake Godin | December 5, 2014
China announced Thursday it plans to cease the controversial practice of harvesting organs from executed inmates. But the move might create a host of new problems for the world's most populous country.
The news came from China's state-run newspaper, China Daily, which says the government will only rely on voluntary donations starting Jan. 1.
China has one of the lowest organ-transplant rates in the world, with only about 10,000 of the 300,000 organ transplant operations needed every year being fulfilled.