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Organs on Demand: China’s Transplant Industry

In this special report, we lift the veil on the mysteries surrounding China’s organ transplant industry and look into what’s happening behind the curtain.

For years, China’s organ transplant industry has been matching patients with organs at speeds unimaginable in the West—in some cases, producing four hearts in 10 days, or two livers in just 24 hours.

Damon Noto, spokesman for Doctors Against Forced Organ Harvesting, said: “So how are they able to have this ‘on-demand’ transplant system that’s capable of extremely short times? The only way they can be doing this is if they have another source of living donors that are available on demand.”

“So they become anonymous prisoners of conscience, and that makes them extremely vulnerable because they can disappear at any time without a trace,” said Torsen Trey, executive director of Doctors Against Forced Organ Harvesting.

David Matas, a human rights lawyer, said: “This isn’t just a totally China-contained crime. There’s complicity in what China is doing throughout the world.”

“In fact, our medical community could become accomplices to this horrible, terrific tragedy,” said Noto.

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