China Organ Transplant Claims Raise Alarm About Research

June 25, 2019

(Nature) – A startling report concluding that prisoners in China are being killed for their organs has renewed concerns about the origins of some organs used in research. On 17 June, the China Tribunal, a panel established by the non-governmental organization the International Coalition to End Transplant Abuse in China (ETAC), concluded that prisoners in China, in particular those imprisoned for their political or religious views, have been killed for their organs for years. It said that the practice — which it branded a crime against humanity — probably still continues.