Beijing, China (4E) – China is putting an end to taking organs from prisoners.
According to BBC News, China denied that it used organs from executed prisoners, but admitted ithe practice a few years ago.
Official figures from China’s newly formed health and planning commission show that, on an annual basis, there are on average 300,000 patients who need organ transplants, but only 10,000 are able to get them, state media reported.
Officials told the state-run Global Times that it was time for China to establish a “suitable organ donation system”.
Human rights groups estimate that China executes thousands of prisoners a year, but correspondents report that the official figures remain a state secret.