CHINA China's Civil Code prohibits all forms of organ trade: official

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China's Civil Code prohibits all forms of organ trade: official

Xinhua

22:44, February 03, 2021

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BEIJING, Feb. 3 (Xinhua) -- Trading in human cells, tissues, organs and remains in any form is prohibited by China's Civil Code, which took effect on the first day of 2021, an official with the National People's Congress (NPC), China's top legislature, said Wednesday.

Shi Hong, an official with the Legislative Affairs Commission of the NPC Standing Committee, stressed that trading in violation of this provision is invalid.

The country's laws and regulations, including the Criminal Law and human organ transplant regulations, have strictly stipulated the legal liabilities involving acts related to human organ trafficking, Shi added.

As for body and organ donation, the Civil Code stipulates that the spouse, grownup children, or parents of a deceased person can jointly make a decision concerning organ donation and provide it in writing unless the person expressed dissent before death.

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