“State Organs” Tops Bestseller List
in Winnipeg, Canada
House Hearing on Organ Harvesting 2012-09-12
Organs Transplant Abuse in China
Edited by David Matas and Torsten
transplant numbers are second only to the United States. Unlike
any other country, virtually all Chinese organs for transplants
come from prisoners. Many of these are prisoners of conscience.
The killing of prisoners for their organs is a plain breach
of the most basic medical ethics. State
Organs explores the involvement of Chinese state institutions
in this abuse. The book brings together authors from four
continents who share their views and insights on the ways
to combat these violations. State Organs
aims to inform the reader and hopes to influence change in
China to end the abuse.
to me that I cannot control what goes on in China. …
But, we can control what goes on among ourselves. We can control
what goes on in our journals, our meetings, our events, and
our conferences. This is ours. At least we can control what
goes on in our media.”
~ Gabriel Danovitch, MD
are harvested unethically or criminally will yield clinical
trial data that is criminal or unethical.”
~ Eric Goldberg, MD
“The ultimate responsibility
for the ethics of transplantation is the transplant team.
They have to verify that consent was obtained. They have to
verify that the person did voluntarily give that organ up.
They can’t say they don’t know where the organ
came from. They can’t say they don’t care where
the organ came from.”
~ Arthur Caplan, PhD
David Matas is an
international human rights lawyer based in Winnipeg, Manitoba.
He is the co-author, with David Kilgour, of 'Bloody Harvest:
The Killing of Falun Gong for Their Organs', published by
Seraphim Editions in 2009. For their efforts in combating
Chinese organ transplant abuse, the two Davids were nominated
for the Nobel Peace Prize in 2010. David Matas Extended Bio
Dr. Torsten Trey is
founding member and Executive Director of 'Doctors Against
Forced Organ Harvesting' (DAFOH). After learning about the
systematic harvesting of organs from living prisoners of conscience
against their will, he decided to shift his focus from patient
care to this non-profit organization.