International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation 2023: Forced Organ Procurement in China
19 – 22 April, Denver USA: The 43rd International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation (ISHLT) Annual Meeting & Scientific Sessions took place this year, highlighting the interdisciplinary nature of ISHLT while encouraging cross-collaboration among its Professional Communities. The program showcases the latest scientific advances and groundbreaking research presentations, and includes full symposia session details, including session descriptions, talk titles, and faculty.
As part of the event’s Plenary session, the keynote speech on Forced Organ Procurement in China was presented by Ethan Gutmann.
In May 2022 the ISHLT issued a policy statement for transplant ethics and transplant abuse in China. Along with covering the ethical principles of the donation of organs from deceased patients and live donors, including the sale of organs, the policy also specifically addresses obtaining organs for transplantation from the bodies of executed prisoners, whereby such practices contravene the principle of voluntary donations as condemned prisoners and their relatives cannot consent freely. The policy addresses the implications to such practices seen in China.
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