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…

Prof Wendy Rogers Receives NHRMRC Ethics Award

Australia’s peak funding body for medical research, the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) – held its biannual Research Excellence Awards this week. Wendy Rogers, Professor of Clinical Ethics at Macquarie University, Australia, and ETAC’s Advisory Committee Chair, was awarded the prestigious Ethics Award. NHMRC’s Ethics Award recognises outstanding Australians for their contributions to…

BMJ Open: World-First Study Calls for Mass Retraction of 400 Chinese Organ Transplant Papers

  View and download the BMJ OPEN report here – ‘Compliance with ethical standards in the reporting of donor sources and ethics review in peer-reviewed publications involving organ transplantation in China: a scoping review’. Media Coverage: The Guardian – Call for Retraction of 400 Scientific Papers Amid Fears Organ Came From Chinese Prisoners The Australian…

Independent People’s Tribunal is Established to Investigate Forced Organ Harvesting in China

An independent tribunal to inquire into forced organ harvesting from prisoners of conscience in China has been established as an initiative of the International Coalition to End Transplant Abuse in China (ETAC). The Tribunal and will investigate if any criminal offences have been committed by state or state-approved bodies / organisations in China concerning forced…

Wendy Rogers: Transplant Abuse: Organ Sourcing in China – Presentation PDF

Transplant Abuse: Organ Sourcing in China Professor of clinical ethics at Macquarie University Wendy Rogers gave a presentation on ‘Transplant abuse: organ sourcing in China‘ at the Hepatobiliary and Transplant Anaesthesia Teaching Month at Princess Alexandra Hospital in Brisbane on August 30, 2018. Rogers’ presentation detailed: Prior to 2015, organs in China were sourced from prisoners,…

WORLD FIRST – LIVER INTERNATIONAL RETRACTS CHINESE ARTICLE AND PLACES LIFETIME BAN ON AUTHORS

The Guardian – Medical Journal to Retract Paper Over Concerns Organs Came from Executed Prisoners   Science Magazine – Study Retraction Reignites Concern Over China’s Possible Use of Prisoner Organs   The BMJ – Journal Retracts Chinese Paper Because Transplanted Livers Couldn’t Be Traced   China says it has stopped harvesting organs, but evidence belies…