China-Organ Transplant/Achievements

Organ transplant experts assess China achievements over past decade

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Kunming City, Yunnan Province, southwest China - Aug 4, 2017
1. Various of helicopter preparing for landing
2. Various of donated kidneys being transferred to hospital authority
3. Various of Chinese doctor explaining donation procedure to foreign experts

Kunming City, Yunnan Province, southwest China - Recent
4. Various of organ transplant in process

Kunming City, Yunnan Province, southwest China - Aug 4, 2017
5. SOUNDBITE (English) Jose R. Nunez, doctor of medicine, World Health Organization (WHO):
"Well, I think that China, especially since January 2015 when they decided not to use organs from prisoners any more, that's a great reform. It's a hard reform to do. But they are doing and they're moving in the proper direction right now, and what they are achieving now is just amazing!"
6. Various of buildings, sign of Kunming First People's Hospital
7. Medical staff in hospital corridor

Kunming City, Yunnan Province, southwest China - Recent
8. Various of organ transplant in process

Kunming City, Yunnan Province, southwest China - Aug 4, 2017
9. SOUNDBITE (English) Huang Jiefu, director, China Organ Donation and Transplant Committee (starts with shot 8) (ending with shot 10):
"There are two reasons, one is that we got the very strong support from central government and that carried out the reform. The second reason is that we got a very warm response from the whole society, including transplant and professionals and the Red Cross staff, including all the people and different sectors."
10. Various of foreign experts presenting flowers to organ donators
11. Various of foreign experts attending voluntary organ donation activity
12. SOUNDBITE (English) Nancy Asher, president, Transplantation Society (ending with shot 13):
"We were at a recent meeting at the Vatican, where every single country talked about their people who went outside their own countries to get transplants at other places. And what was clear from that meeting was that people who are looking for illegal transplants are not coming to China."

Kunming City, Yunnan Province, southwest China - Recent
13. Various of operation in process

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14. Ambulance arriving airport tarmac
15. Various of people carrying donated organs out of plane, into ambulance
16. Ambulances

Storyline


Organ transplant experts from around the world are attending the ongoing 2017 Chinese Transplant Congress in China's southwestern city of Kunming to discuss the Chinese advances in this field.

The two-day event that kicked off on Friday in Yunnan Province, came just a few months after a summit held in the Vatican focusing on organ trafficking and transplant tourism.

On Friday, the experts attending the event came across an organ transplant case during their visit at Kunming First People's Hospital.

It took around 15 minutes for a helicopter to transfer two kidneys to the doctors in Kunming from a voluntary donor some 150 kilometers away. They were transplanted to a patient that night.

The speedy transport gave a sound example of the progress China has made in organ donation and transplantation.

"I think that China, especially since January 2015 when they decided not to use organs from prisoners any more, that's a great reform. It's a hard reform to do. But they are doing and they're moving in the proper direction right now, and what they are achieving now is just amazing!" said Jose R. Nunez, doctor of medicine from the World Health Organization (WHO).

This is one of 173 hospitals in China with certified organ transplant surgeries. Since instituting milestone reforms in 2015 to ban on the use of executed prisoners' organs for transplantation, China has reported a significant increase in voluntary donors.

Officials say it reflects the government efforts to make the allocation system more fair and transparent.

"There are two reasons, one is that we got the very strong support from central government and that carried out the reform," said Huang Jiefu, director of China Organ Donation and Transplant Committee, adding to which he said that the entire society, including transplant experts, Red Cross staff and other people in different sectors have been supportive.

China has written new laws and regulations to curb trafficking in human organs and discourage so-called transplant tourism. International experts acknowledge that Chinese efforts to clamp down on these illegal activities appear to have worked.

"We were at a recent meeting at the Vatican, where every single country talked about their people who went outside their own countries to get transplants at other places. And what was clear from that meeting was that people who are looking for illegal transplants are not coming to China," said Nancy Asher, president of the Transplantation Society.

Despite significant progress in China's medical field of organ donation and transplantation, the country still faces great challenges when it comes to these procedures such as the high cost of surgery, limited hospitals with doctors that can carry out the operations, as well as a shortage of available organs.

But international experts say they are confident China will make the necessary changes to push forward with reforms in these life-saving efforts.

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