Beijing investigates transplants for tourists

New York Times, February 18, 2009
China announced that it was investigating whether 17 Japanese tourists had received illegal kidney and liver transplants in China. China has banned all transplants for foreigners because an estimated 1.5 million Chinese are on waiting lists for transplants. The ban was issued May 1, 2007. "China strongly opposes organ transplant tourism," the Ministry of Health said in a statement on its Web site, adding that the hospitals and medical personnel "who carried out the organ transplants against the rules will be severely dealt with according to the law."

MOST POPULAR

SPONSORED REPORTS
SPONSORED HEADLINES

SIGN UP

FREE e-Newsletters Join the Council Subscribe to HL magazine

SPONSORSHIP & ADVERTISING

100 Winners Circle Suite 300
Brentwood, TN 37027

800-727-5257

About | Advertise | Terms of Use | Privacy Policy | Reprints/Permissions | Contact
© HealthLeaders Media 2015 a division of BLR All rights reserved.