VOC Research Prompts Telegraph Expose on China’s Organ Harvesting Industry

Groundbreaking research by VOC’s Matthew P. Robertson on China’s organ harvesting industry has prompted a new expose by The Telegraph that shows “Oxford University organised training programmes attended by Chinese transplant doctors facing allegations of illegally harvesting human organs.”

As Henry Bodkin writes, “Academics designed dozens of courses over three years for the benefit of hundreds of medics, despite warnings that there is no safe way to collaborate with the Chinese transplant sector because the killing of political prisoners for their organs is so widespread.” The article continues, “Data research by the Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation highlighted five further attendees at the 2023 conference who have authored studies which, the foundation says, inadvertently revealed that the donors were alive just before their organs were removed.”

To learn more about this issue, read the full VOC report, Execution by Organ Procurement: Breaching the Dead Donor Rule in China in the American Journal of Transplantation.