ATTENTION EDITORS - VISUAL COVERAGE OF SCENES OF INJURY OR DEATH Then deputy health minister Huang Jiefu (C) and his colleagues bow as they pay a silent tribute to a deceased patient who was ... more 
ATTENTION EDITORS - VISUAL COVERAGE OF SCENES OF INJURY OR DEATH Then deputy health minister Huang Jiefu (C) and his colleagues bow as they pay a silent tribute to a deceased patient who was willing to donate her organs, at a hospital in Guangzhou, Guangdong province in this November 22, 2012 file photo. China plans to end its controversial practice of using the organs of executed prisoners for transplants around the middle of next year, a senior official told Reuters on Saturday. By mid-2014, all hospitals licensed for organ transplants will be required to stop using organs from executed prisoners and only use those voluntarily donated and allocated through a fledging national system, said Huang Jiefu, former deputy health minister who heads the organ transplant reform. REUTERS/Stringer/Files (CHINA - Tags: HEALTH SOCIETY POLITICS) CHINA OUT. NO COMMERCIAL OR EDITORIAL SALES IN CHINA. TEMPLATE OUT less 
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