Chinese Organ Donation Plans Slammed
China’s plan to tackle the nation’s organ transplant demands by encouraging new drivers to become donors is getting mixed reviews.
As Reuters is reporting, a shortage of organs has driven a trade in illegal organ trafficking in the country. But by the end of 2011, Chinese people will be given the option of registering as organ donors when they apply for driving licenses, and the nation is also considering financial incentives to encourage people to voluntarily donate organs in an effort to build a nationwide voluntary organ donation system.
“The move is to streamline the donor registration system so as to expand the pool of organs available for transplant surgeries,”