Chinese Hospital Staff Accused of Illegal Organ Harvesting

August 15, 2019

(Yahoo! News) – Six medical staff, including a doctor, have been arrested in China on suspicion of illegally harvesting organs from a patient. The patient, Li Ping, had been left brain-dead after her son attacked her with an axe in Anhui province in the country’s southeast in February last year, Thepaper[dot]cn reported on Wednesday.  Li’s other son, Shi Xianglin, who was also wounded in the attack, said the family was told that they would be given 200,000 yuan (US$28,300) in “government subsidies” if they agreed to donate Li’s organs, and she was taken to a hospital in Nanjing where the procedure was carried out.