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Fig. 1 | BMC Medical Ethics

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From: Human rights violations in organ procurement practice in China

Fig. 1

The first brain death determination in China. Shown is an Expert Opinion paper published in National Medical Journal of China (Zhonghua Yi Xue Za Zhi), a top medical journal in China, by Chen & Qiu [40]. Text in left box: ‘At the beginning of 2003, the drafting group of the Ministry of Health completed the “Brain Death Determination Criteria (for adults)”. According to these criteria, the Brain Death Coordinating Group of the Tongji Hospital at the Tongji Medical College, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, completed the first brain death determination and treatment cessation in China on 25 February 2003’. Text in right box: ‘The animal model of brain death, the first brain death determination in adults, and the first brain death in children followed by unpaid organ donation – these three pioneering works were nominated by 10 major Chinese media to be among the top ten medical news of 2003, ranking from 3 to 7, respectively’

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