China's organ transplant numbers are second only to the United States. Unlike any other country, virtually all Chinese organs for transplants come from prisoners. Many of these are prisoners of conscience. The killing of prisoners for their organs is a plain breach of the most basic medical ethics. State Organs explores the involvement of Chinese state institutions in this abuse. The book brings together authors from four continents who share their views and insights on the ways to combat these violations. State Organs aims to inform the reader and hopes to influence change in China to end the abuse.
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About the Author
David Matas is an international human rights lawyer based in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. He is the co-author, with David Kilgour, of Bloody Harvest: The killing of Falun Gong for their organs, published by Seraphim Editions in 2009. For their efforts in combating Chinese organ transplant abuse, the two Davids were nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize in 2010.
Dr. Torsten Trey is founding member and Executive Director of Doctors Against Forced Organ Harvesting (DAFOH). After learning about the systematic harvesting of organs from living prisoners of conscience against their will, he decided to shift his focus from patient care to this non-profit organization.
Table of Contents
Introduction David Mates Torsten Trey 9
Transplant Medicine at a Crossroads Torsten Trey 16
Polluted Sources Arthur L. Caplan 27
The Spoils of Forced Organ Harvesting in the Far East Ghazali Ahmad 35
How Many Harvested? Ethan Gutmann 49
Organ Transplantation Issues in China Erping Zhang 68
Numbers David Matas 77
Persecution of Falun Gong David Kilgour Jan Harvey 94
The Impact of the Use of Organs From Executed Prisoners Jacob Lavee 108
How Should the Academic Community Respond? Gabriel Danovitch 114
Responsibilities of International Pharmaceutical Companies Arne Schwarz 119
The Mission of Medicine Maria A. Fiatarone Singh 136