Human organ transplantation is a medical treatment with high returns and value throughout the world. Driven by the development of global organ transplantation, China has had a increasing demand for organs since the late 1980s. The number of organ transplantation reached 13,000 in 2005, next to America. But as the demand for organs greatly exceeds the supply, illegal human organ trading has not been stopped effectively. Human organs from prisoners under death sentence are available in China, which leads to a soar of Chinese illegal human organ transplantation.
Currently, the following problems lie in Chinese human organ transplantation:
1. Lack of clear legal definition and inspection
2. Lack of standards for brain death organ transplanting
3. Lack of voluntary donation systems
4. Lack of inspection of medical institutions
In order to reverse the situation, the Chinese government and medical management are reforming the medical system as well as strengthening the management and supervision of human organ transplantation with laws like Human Organ Transplant Regulation. Provided that China continues to standardize the industry, the human organ transplantation as well as its appertained industry will experience a long and stable increase.
1. Issuance of new legislation of Human Organ Transplantation
2. Development of Human Organ Transplantation in China
The number of human organ transplantation in China and the annual growth rate
3. Problems in Human Organ Transplantation in China
4. Prospect of Human Organ Transplantation in China
The proportion of Chinese organ transplantation in 2005
The number of complications and survival rates