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Registry to open for organ donors - Xinhua

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Reported via XinhuaNet -- news that mainland China's first online volunteer organ donor registry will be launched this month to help ease the shortage of organs for transplant. A Red Cross Society of China spokesperson provides details in the article of how much of the country will initially be covered by the planned donor registry.

 

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Another step in the progress towards establishing a national system for organ donation in China

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On the Impacts of Traditional Chinese Culture on Organ Donation

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中国の文化的伝統と臓器提供 From the Journal of Medicine and Philosophy an article on the Impacts of Traditional Chinese Culture on Organ Donation http://t.co/aLWUZqH0td

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Organizing an Organ Donation System in China is Complicated Operation - Caixin Media

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In recent years there have been a number of concerning reports featuring news about organ donation practices within China. This report outlines attempts by the ministry of health in China to ensure that a properly structured and managed system for organ donation is established across the country. Many challenges are still faced.

 

Hence the title of the report: Organizing an Organ Donation System in China is a Complicated Operation. Huang Jiefu, the vice minister for health, said the creation of an ethical and sustainable organ donation system was imminent.

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Monkey makes medical history after having a successful liver transplant from a ... - Daily Mail

Monkey makes medical history after having a successful liver transplant from a ... - Daily Mail | Organ Donation & Transplant Matters Resources | Scoop.it

Reported in detail via the Daily Mail is this story of a monkey undergoing a liver transplant from a cloned pig. This is otherwise known as xenotransplantation.

The Tibetan macaque as pictured lies in an intensive care unit ten days after undergoing a liver transplant at the Xijing Hospital in Xian, China.

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Previous attempts at xenotransplantation internationally have not usually led to long term survival of the recipient animals. Hence a further update on the longer term outcome will be important.

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Shanghai to test out transplant project - China Daily

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As reported via the China Daily Shanghai will be the first city to test out a new transplant project within China, which also aims to establish a well organised and managed system for organ allocation from organ donors.

Further commentary from the vice minister for health can be accessed via-
http://europe.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2012-12/15/content_16019987.htm

Time will tell whether the pilot project is successful and as a result the planned roll out of the project nationally across China occurs.
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This is an important development within China

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