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Provincial-level organ donation enters into force

By Zhao Lei | chinadaily.com.cn | Updated: 2013-03-01 21:15

China's first provincial-level regulation governing human organ donations entered into force in Tianjin on Friday.

The regulation, which was passed at a lawmakers' meeting in Tianjin on Dec 24, stipulates the government body in charge of registering potential donors, the range of organs that can be donated, donation procedures and measures to protect donor's rights, according to Gao Shaolin, an official with the Standing Committee of the Tianjin Municipal People's Congress.

The release of the regulation will standardize the process of organ donation and promote the public's awareness of the humanitarian act, said Wang Hesheng, director of the city's health bureau, adding it will also place donations under tighter supervision and public scrutiny.

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