China agrees not to transplant organs from prisoners

China agreed not to transplant organs from prisoners. As reported by the Associated Press the agreement was reached in Copenhagen, at a meeting of the world medical association.

The underground organ trade in China has been a notorious supplier of organs to foreigners desperately in need of transplants, who make up as much as 40 percent of the market. Brokers regularly arrange transplants in weeks rather than the months or years it generally takes in the West.

Hopefully, the agreement and the regulations on organ transplant issued in April will change this state of things.