A pilot programme of organ donation after cardiac death in China

  title={A pilot programme of organ donation after cardiac death in China},
  author={Jie-fu Huang and James Michael Millis and Yilei Mao and Michael Millis and Xinting Sang and Shou-xian Zhong},
  journal={The Lancet},

The National Program for Deceased Organ Donation in China

The program includes a unique approach of organ donation, China category III, which will be promulgated throughout China and is intended to gain widespread acceptance of Chinese society.

Transformation of organ donation in China

To alleviate the further difficulties of donation, establishment of professional organ procurement organizations in transplant hospitals, legislation of brain death, and promulgation of legal guidelines on DCD will be the main targets of organ donation development in China.

Voluntary organ donation system adapted to Chinese cultural values and social reality

It is time to recognize that the efforts to regulate transplantation and provide voluntary citizen‐based deceased organ donation have been successful and that China should use this system to provide organs for all transplants in every province and hospital in China.

Organ donation in China: the major progress and the continuing problem

It is a critical move to settle all the controversies about China’s organ transplant process by making a loud and strong statement worldwide that the Chinese government respects human rights and is streamlining its organ transplants process to conform with the law.

Financial compensation for deceased organ donation in China

In March 2010, China launched a pilot programme of deceased donor organ donation in 10 provinces and cities. However, the deceased donor donation rate in China remains significantly lower than in

The Use of Organs from Executed Prisoners in China

The Regulation on Human Organ Transplantation has not banned the practise of harvesting organs from executed prisoners, but has condemned illegal trade and transplantation tourism, and the reduction of transplants from executed prisoner has increased the amount of donations from living donors.

Regulation of lung transplantation in China.

  • W. MaoW. XiaJingyu Chen
  • Medicine, Political Science
    The Journal of heart and lung transplantation : the official publication of the International Society for Heart Transplantation
  • 2012

The first liver transplantation from infant donors after cardiac death in China

The initial experience with a successful liver donation from an infant donor after cardiac death is described and strategies for encouraging pediatric liver transplantation using pediatric liver from DCD in China are discussed.

New national policy for deceased organ donation in China.

Liver transplantation in China has now reached levels of success comparable to that in Europe and North America, and the PRC is now clearly a giant in this field.

Ethics and Law of DCD Transplant

A number of ethical considerations encountered with DCD liver transplantation including timing of the decision to withdrawal treatment in patients who may be potential donors, donor treatment prior to death, site for withdrawal of treatment, declaration of death, and stand-off time prior to starting retrieval and organ allocation/sharing are covered.



Ethical and legislative perspectives on liver transplantation in the People's Republic of China

  • Jie-fu Huang
  • Medicine, Political Science
    Liver transplantation : official publication of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases and the International Liver Transplantation Society
  • 2007
It is necessary to illustrate the progress that has been achieved and the challenges that the PRC faces, and goals must be defined in a way to accomplish and facilitate the further disciplined development of liver transplantation in thePRC.

Ethics of donors of cardiac death and its application in liver transplantation

The major work of DCD organ donation process, the specific rules of clinical application, and medical and ethical problems that exist are discussed.

History of cardiac death organ donation and transplantation

The comfort and healing nature of being able to leave a legacy of life through organ donation is well known and should never be underestimated whether donation occurs in the DCD or brain-death setting.

The ethics of organ transplantation reconsidered: paid organ donation and the use of executed prisoners as donors.

In examining the most commonly cited arguments against these practices, it is demonstrated that this revulsion arises mainly from the abuses to which both processes have been subjected, rather than the acts themselves, together with opposition to a death penalty.

The Transplantation Society's policy on interactions with China.

The Transplantation Society's policy on interactions with China is presented and some recent positive developments are summarized.

Government policy and organ transplantation in China

Evaluation outcomes of donors in living donor liver transplantation: a single-center analysis of 132 donors.


An opportunity is identified to enhance the accuracy of reporting about brain death and organ donation, and to decrease public confusion and apprehension over these issues.

Renal transplantation from non-heart beating donors: a promising alternative to enlarge the donor pool.

It is believed that the high number of organs obtained from subjects undergoing irreversible cardiac arrest on the street might encourage the adoption of new criteria for the management of this type of pathology with the ultimate goal of kidney donation.