Organ crackdown

August 2007
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;8/14/2007, Vol. 177 Issue 4, p335
Academic Journal
The article focuses on the new regulations of Chinese government that severely curtail organ transplants for foreigners in the country. It is informed that the regulations require hospitals to get authorization from health authorities before performing a transplant on a foreign patient. The regulations reportedly prohibit hospitals from conducting Internet advertising to attract foreign patients. It is informed that the regulations also have provision to prohibit organ transplants for foreigners visiting the country on a tourist visa. It is viewed that the regulations are aimed to curtail transplant tourism in China.


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