Organ Transplants & Crimes Against Humanity in China: An Australian Issue – Prof. Maria A. Fiatarone Singh

A Medical Issue (Remarks prepared for a panel on organ transplants and crimes against humanity in China, November 18, 2019, Sydney, Australia) Maria A. Fiatarone Singh, MD, FRACP Approximately 2500 years ago, the words from Epidemics, part of the Hippocratic Corpus were written: “The physician must … have two special objects in view with regard to disease,…

World-First Report Exposing “Systematic Falsification and Manipulation” of China’s Official Voluntary Organ Donation Data

Forensic Analysis of Organ Donation Data Casts Disturbing Light on China’s Forced Organ Harvesting Crimes Today, the publication of the first ever scientific analysis of China’s official organ donation data has found that China is guilty of the “systematic falsification and manipulation of official organ transplant datasets.” The findings of the analysis are the latest…

British Medical Association Gravely Concerned about Forced Organ Harvesting in China

Press Release Issued by the British Medical Association – June 18, 2019 – BMA.org.uk Responding to the publication of the final judgment of the Independent Tribunal into Forced Organ Harvesting from Prisoners of Conscience in China (the China Tribunal),1 Dr John Chisholm, BMA medical ethics committee chair, said: “We are gravely concerned by the judgment delivered today…

APPG on Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery – Statement on State Sanctioned Organ Trafficking of Prisoners in the People’s Republic of China

The UK’s All Party Parliamentary Group on Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery has released a position statement on the state sanctioned organ trafficking of prisoners in China. Full Statement below: The UK All Party Parliamentary Group on Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery was concerned to read The China Tribunal’s report, chaired by Sir Geoffrey Nice…

In China, Prisoners of Conscience Are Being Murdered for Their Organs to Fuel Transplant Tourism

  “Questions first arose over China’s transplant system when the numbers of transplants rose dramatically after 2000. Transplant capacity rapidly increased; new infrastructure was built and staff were trained. Hospital websites offered livers, hearts and kidneys available in a matter of days or weeks, for a price. Foreigners were encouraged to come to China to…

Mandatory Reporting of Transplant Tourism – David Matas – ESOT Congress, Denmark

Mandatory reporting of transplant tourism (Remarks prepared for delivery to the European Society for Organ Transplantation Congress September 16, 2019, Copenhagen, Denmark) by David Matas Should the law require reporting by health professionals to health administrators of transplant tourism? What form of reporting is viable? This is a particularly relevant question for Europe right now.…

Fifteen Science Papers Retracted Over Suspicion Authors Used Organs Harvested from Prisoners

The journals PLOS ONE and Transplantation have retracted fifteen journal papers by Chinese authors over suspicion they used harvested organs from executed prisoners. Both journals have cited a paper published by ETAC’s International Advisory Committee chair Wendy Rogers. Rogers and colleagues at Macquarie University in Sydney Australia found more than 400 articles that likely used…