A bill banning British citizens from receiving organ transplants abroad without proper consent from donors passed a second reading on Friday.
The bill also seeks to ban the labeling of importers that do not meet the same consent requirements as those procured in the United Kingdom.
The Organ Tourism and Corpse Exhibition Bill, introduced by Sir Philip Hunt of King’s Heath, aims to prevent British citizens from participating in forced organ removal in China, including Falun Gong practitioners and Uighurs. ..
“Organ donation is a valuable life-saving act, but forced removal of organs is a commercialized murder and is arguably one of the worst crimes,” Hunt told the House of Lords.
NHS statistics show that between 2010 and July 2020, 29 British patients received organ transplants in China.
Hunt’s bill is a British citizen if the organ donor or a close relative of the donor does not provide specific, informed consent at no charge, and if provided by a living donor or a third party. Is prohibited from going abroad and receiving materials managed for the purpose of organ transplantation. You will receive financial or equivalent benefits, or if you are from a deceased donor, a third party will receive financial or equivalent benefits.
It also prohibits the commerce of humans for transplantation outside the United Kingdom if it is closely related to the United Kingdom.
The bill provides for the regulation of patient-identifiable records and an annual report on the cases of British citizens undergoing transplant procedures outside the United Kingdom.
The imports on display must meet the same consent requirements as those procured from the United Kingdom.
Baroness Ilora Finlay, in support of the bill, “Real Bodies” exhibition killed 16 people and sold their bodies to anatomists in an anatomy lecture Burke, two 19th-century Scottish serial killers Reminded Hare.
“The exhibition of plastinated bodies had commercial benefits, there was no evidence that they agreed to use the bodies of these people, and there was no evidence that they died of natural causes,” said the doctor. But Finley said.
“Sure, emails reveal that some were supplied for plastination in China after the major organs were removed, and their bodies were genocide, organ removal, and commerce in China. It suggests that it is a corpse from a sneaky trade in transplants. “
An independent People’s Court, chaired by the respected British judge Sir Jeffrey Nice, unanimously agreed that prisoners of conscience were and continued to be killed for organs “on a significant scale” in China. I concluded in 2019.
He also concluded that followers of spiritual practice Falun Gong are one of the major sources of organ supply.
A group of UN-affiliated human rights experts reported last month on “organ removal” targeting minorities detained in China, including Falun Gong practitioners, Uighurs, Tibetans, Muslims and Christians. I am very cautious. “
CathyHe and Tom Ozimek contributed to this report.