December 2, 2011
by Hillary Stemple
The US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled Thursday that a federal law prohibiting payment for vital organs does not apply to all types of bone marrow transplants, opening the door for compensation to be paid to a specific type of bone marrow donors. The court held that the 1984 National ...[read more]
May 2, 2011
by Clay Flaherty
On May 2, 2007, China officially banned the sale of human organs, following a decision by the State Council. The ban provides penalties for parties participating in such sales — including the revocation of medical licenses, suspension of organ transplants at hospitals, and the dismissal of ...[read more]
December 15, 2010
by Carrie Schimizzi
Kosovar Prime Minister Hasham Thaci was named Tuesday in a draft report by Council of Europe member Dick Marty as the "boss" of an illegal criminal enterprise that trafficked human organs and drugs during the 1998-1999 Kosovo war. The report alleges that Thaci was the leader of the Kosovo ...[read more]
June 27, 2007
by Michael Sung
The Seoul Administrative Court granted asylum Tuesday to a Chinese dissident who exposed allegations of human organ trading, overturning a ruling by the Ministry of Justice that denied asylum to the dissident and his family. The dissident, who is a member of the banned Chinese Democratic Party and ...[read more]
May 2, 2007
by Mike Rosen-Molina
China has officially banned the sale of human organs effective Wednesday following an April 6 decision by the State Council, according to reports by Chinese state media. Any doctors caught trafficking in organs will have their licenses revoked, any hospitals caught will be suspended from ...[read more]
April 6, 2007
by James M Yoch Jr
China's State Council on Friday banned the sale of human organs used for transplants effective May 1. The new regulation prohibits individuals and organizations from trading organs, such as hearts, lungs, and kidneys, following allegations of involuntary donations and international criticism ...[read more]
September 28, 2006
by Holly Manges Jones
Chinese Foreign Minister Qin Gang has denied a BBC report that human organs were being routinely taken from executed prisoners and sold to foreigners, saying that the donors must first give written consent to the sale of their organs before any such transaction takes place. Gang said the use of ...[read more]
March 28, 2006
by Chris Buell
The Chinese Ministry of Health announced Tuesday that it will ban the sale of human organs in an effort to stem a rising black market trade for organs of executed prisoners. The Ministry announced stricter regulations taking effect July 1 that will require written consent from organ donors and ...[read more]

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