Time for a boycott of Chinese science and medicine pertaining to organ transplantation

  title={Time for a boycott of Chinese science and medicine pertaining to organ transplantation},
  author={Aliza Caplan and Gabriel Danovitch and Michael E. Shapiro and Jacob Lavee and Miran Epstein},
  journal={The Lancet},

A path of hope for organ transplantation in China?

  • G. DanovitchF. Delmonico
  • Medicine
    Nephrology, dialysis, transplantation : official publication of the European Dialysis and Transplant Association - European Renal Association
  • 2015
The content of the study reflects the struggle by the authors to rid themselves of the curse of executed prisoner organs at a time when death by neurologic criteria (‘brain death’) has not been ratified by Chinese Law and is thought to be contrary to Chinese cultural values.

Clinical applications of uterus transplantation in China: Issues to take into consideration

It is critical to learn the lessons from the international team and adopt the international ethic views regarding UTx on humans and it would be positive for the Chinese groups to establishing an academic society for UTx with regular meetings, which will raise public awareness of UTx, and guide the proper development of human UTx in China.

Organ transplantation is getting back its "true" luster in China.

With the efforts of the Chinese government and transplant community, a voluntary organ donation system has been successfully established and the medical authorities have committed that the practice of using organs from executed prisoners will be abandoned in the near future.

Risk factors of acute kidney injury after orthotopic liver transplantation in China

The independent risk factors for post-OLT AKI were blood loss, cold ischemia time, warm ischemian time, preoperative serum creatinine, the treatment period with dopamine, overexposure to calcineurin inhibitor, and combined mycophenolate mofetil use, which had a high prediction accuracy for post.

A call for a policy change regarding publications based on transplantation of organs from executed prisoners.

  • J. LaveeL. West
  • Medicine
    The Journal of heart and lung transplantation : the official publication of the International Society for Heart Transplantation
  • 2012

Transformation of organ donation in China

To alleviate the further difficulties of donation, establishment of professional organ procurement organizations in transplant hospitals, legislation of brain death, and promulgation of legal guidelines on DCD will be the main targets of organ donation development in China.

Chronic severe hepatitis and preoperative creatinine are independent risk factors for acute kidney injury after liver transplantation

Chronic severe hepatitis and preoperative creatinine may be potential risk factors for the occurrence of acute kidney injury (AKI) in patients receiving liver transplantation.

The ethics of the unmentionable

  • A. Caplan
  • Medicine
    Journal of Medical Ethics
  • 2020
Critics, including myself, have long alleged that the only possible source of organs for both Chinese citizens and transplant tourists are executed prisoners, and China is expected to become the country with the largest number of organ transplants by 2021 or 2022.

Transplant ethics under scrutiny – responsibilities of all medical professionals

In this text, we present and elaborate ethical challenges in transplant medicine related to organ procurement and organ distribution, together with measures to solve such challenges. Based on

China to halt using executed prisoners’ organs for transplants: a step in the right direction in medical ethics

This decision is a great step forward in China's human rights record because it reflects the public's concerns about protection of prisoners’ human rights and will further enlarge the gap between the supply of human organs for transplantation and the huge demand for it.



Health care and equity in India

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