søndag 29. november 2020

Chinese doctors jailed for illegal organ harvesting

Six people including several doctors have been jailed in China for illegally harvesting organs from accident victims, report local media. The group had tricked the families of the deceased into thinking they were making official organ donations. Between 2017 and 2018 they removed the livers and kidneys from 11 people at a hospital in Anhui province.

China is grappling with a huge shortage of organs and has struggled to meet demand through public donations. According to local reports, the trafficking ring included four high-ranking doctors, some of whom worked in organ procurement in hospitals. Local media said they would target car crash victims or patients who suffered from cerebral haemorrhage at the Huaiyuan County People's Hospital in Anhui.