Former GP Spurs 20+ Retractions Over Forced Transplants from Chinese Patients

October 10, 2019

(Medscape) – Medicine’s loss was medical ethics’ gain. Now a professor of clinical ethics at Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia, Rogers’ work to draw attention to scientific research that used organ transplants from executed prisoners in China have led to at least 20 retractions, and counting. This past June, a people’s tribunal convened by the International Coalition to End Transplant Abuse in China (ETAC), a nongovernmental organization for which Rogers chairs the international advisory committee, concluded that “forced organ harvesting has been committed for years throughout China on a significant scale.” The Chinese government officially banned the practice in 2015, but estimates of the number of transplants in the country suggest it is still done.