China court official insists organ donation by executed prisoners strictly regulated Joshua Pantesco at 1:14 PM ET
[JURIST] China uses the same strict organ donation procedures when accepting organs from executed criminals as any other organ donations, an anonymous senior Chinese Supreme Court [official website] official told the state Xinhua News Agency on Tuesday. The court official said that China only harvests organs from executed criminals when either the criminal or their family consents, and the consent forms are subject to the same judicial scrutiny. The official also said that most organ donors are ordinary citizens who agree to donate organs in their wills. Xinhua has more.
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