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Chinese whistleblowers have reported for many years that human organs like livers, kidneys, hearts and lungs are routinely harvested in China from executed prisoners.
"In June 2001, Wang Guoqi, a Chinese former military physician, told US congressmen he had worked at execution grounds helping surgeons to harvest the organs of more than 100 executed prisoners, without prior consent," reports the Guardian. "The surgeons used converted vans parked near the execution grounds to begin dissecting the bodies, he told the house international relations committee's human rights panel.
"Skin was said to be highly valued for the treatment of burn victims, and Dr Wang said that in 1995 he skinned a shot convict's body while the man's heart was still beating. Dr Wang, who was seeking asylum in the US, also alleged that corneas and other body tissue were removed for transplant, and said his hospital, the Tianjin paramilitary police general brigade hospital, sold body parts for profit.
Originally posted by Bibliophile
I do not have an issue with it. Let their corpses contribute to society what they never did and, in doing so, perform a service they were incapable of in life.
Originally posted by FredT
...Hmmm maybe so but, Id wager alot of these "donors" in China are more likely political prisioners et al...