China to better regulate blood purification practices
( 2003-09-28 11:33) (Xinhua)
A special administrative committee on blood purification under the Chinese
Hospital Management Society was established Saturday, aiming to better regulate
the country's blood purification methods.
The new committee is China's first administrative body on medical practices
of blood purification, commonly used in medical treatment of fatal diseases such
as renal failure and uremia.
Yu Zhongyuan, director of the committee, said the organization will formulate
rules and standards pertaining to blood purification practices to better serve
patients across the country.
Statistics show that there are some 50,000 patients nationwide demanding
blood purification treatment and the number is expected to increase.