China’s Organ Trade

February 25, 2016

Matthew Robertson of the Epoch Times sent me the link to his thorough investigative report on the current state of the organ trade in the People’s Republic of China. It seems the practice of harvesting human organs for transplant from questionable sources shows no signs of letting up.

The practice of harvesting organs from executed prisoners for transplant, in contravention of human rights and medicolegal ethics, inspired my first novel, The Organ Donor. In particular, my research was into the conditions in Tianjin, which Mr. Robertson’s article is about.

Being able to grow kidneys in petri dishes can’t get here soon enough. . . .