Drop in China death row organ transplants

Last Updated: Thu, Nov 22, 2012 10:30 hrs

Beijing, Nov 22 (IANS) The cases of organ transplants from executed prisoners will fall in China as the number of death penalty drops, a minister said.

The reduction will occur within two years, the China Daily Thursday quoted vice health minister Huang Jiefu as saying.

Official statistics show some 1.5 million people in China need organ transplants, but only about 10,000 transplants are performed annually.

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