By Erik Crouch
On Thursday November 22, Chinese officials announced that they plan to roll out a volunteer-based organ donor system to completely replace reliance on prisoner organs by 2014. The announcement comes after Guangdong province ran a trial voluntary donation project that was met with success.
China’s reliance on condemned prisoners for organ harvesting has long been one of the country’s biggest human-rights issues (especially with regard to Falun-Gong members) and the success of Guangdong’s trial program could spell the end of a prisoner-based organ program.
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