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Taiwan Shuts Down Organ Transplant Tourism
« on: July 09, 2015, 09:19:26 AM »
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Taiwan Shuts Down Organ Transplant Tourism

[/size]Jenny Li

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[/size]Taiwan’s parliament has made amendments to its organ transplantation law that would have the effect of criminalizing the transplantation of organs from executed prisoners in China, part of a global trend to halt the trafficking of human organs in China.
[/size]In a June 12 session in Taiwan’s Legislative Yuan, a number of important amendments to the Human Organ Transplant Ordinance were read and passed as law. Under the updated legislation, patients who travel abroad to receive an organ acquired by illegal means can be sentenced up to five years in jail and faces fines from NTD 300,000 (about $9,700) up to NTD 15,000,000 (about $484,000).
[/size]The new amendments place some of the responsibility of regulation on doctors and hospitals. Doctors must file a report for any patient who receives a transplant overseas and carries out follow-up treatment in the country. Both doctors and hospitals are subjected to fines of up to NTD 150,000 (about $4,840) if they fail to submit reports. Medical institutions and staff will incur criminal charges for filing false reports.
Unrelated directed kidney donor in 2003, 500+ time blood & platelet donor and counting!
Rep to the OPTN/UNOS Boards of Directors & Executive, Kidney Transplantation, & Ad Hoc Public Solicitation of Organ Donors Committees 2005-2011

 

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