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State Organs: Transplant Abuse in China Paperback – July 14, 2012
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About the Author
David Matas is an international human rights lawyer based in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. 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.
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.
Top Customer Reviews
This book is refreshing different in that none of the contributing authors are practitioners (at least they don't seem to be, no mention is made and only one is Chinese). This helps the reader approach the topic from the outside, as a concerned third-party and not to be instantly dragooned for one side or the other.
Many of the authors are doctors and a lot of attention is given to the medical ramifications (Ahmad), the ways that the medical community can respond to the situation or more general ruminations about how this case affects medical ethics (Singh). Gutmann's article is particularly good at spelling out where the numbers come from (though his command of statistics leaves something to be desired).Read more ›
China, due to Confucian belief has only very recently adopted a system of organ donation by consent. From the 1970's when the first transplant operations were performed in China, the only source of replacement organs was from executed prisoners.
An exponential increase in transplant operations started in 2000, concurrent with the persecution of Falun Gong. It is estimated that between 40-60 thousand Falun Gong practitioners may have died to fulfill transplant requirements to Chinese and foreign recipients. Christians, Uighurs and other minorities may also have been killed as a result of the practice.
This barbaric, state sponsored practice brings back memories of the Nazi Holocaust, but is possibly on a larger and more organised scale as China expands into a international market economy!
An interesting and informative read for the general reader and an excellent introduction for those researching this topic!
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Highly recommended as the authors of this book were risking their life to reveal crime against humanity by the Chinese Communist Regime that has never happened on this planet.Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
I had already read through the book before I purchased it. My friend recommended it to me and I read it within few days. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Vivian
Human life is the most precious. This book exposes the greatest tragedy of our time - complete disregard of human life value. Read morePublished on January 9, 2014 by Alex