Then-deputy health minister Huang Jiefu speaks during a group session of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) in Beijing in this March 10, 2011 file photo. China plans to end... more 
Then-deputy health minister Huang Jiefu speaks during a group session of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) in Beijing in this March 10, 2011 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. Picture taken March 10, 2011. REUTERS/Stringer (CHINA - Tags: HEALTH SOCIETY POLITICS) CHINA OUT. NO COMMERCIAL OR EDITORIAL SALES IN CHINA less 
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