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- Jul 19, 2004
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A Chinese organ harvesting / trafficking ring was busted, and the harvesters were convicted last July. However, this story is apparently surfacing in public view only now ...
FULL STORY: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-55097424Chinese doctors jailed for illegal organ harvesting
Six people including several doctors have been jailed in China for illegally harvesting organs from accident victims, report local media.
The group had tricked the families of the deceased into thinking they were making official organ donations.
Between 2017 and 2018 they removed the livers and kidneys from 11 people at a hospital in Anhui province.
China is grappling with a huge shortage of organs and has struggled to meet demand through public donations.
According to local reports, the trafficking ring included four high-ranking doctors, some of whom worked in organ procurement in hospitals.
Local media said they would target car crash victims or patients who suffered from cerebral haemorrhage at the Huaiyuan County People's Hospital in Anhui.
The hospital's head of the intensive care unit, Yang Suxun, would approach a patient's family members and ask if they would consent to donating their loved one's organs. The family members would sign what would later turn out to be fake consent forms. ...
The person would then be wheeled out of the hospital in the middle of the night, and put into a van made to look like an ambulance where doctors would remove the organs.
The organs would then be sold to individuals or other hospitals which members of the trafficking ring contacted secretly, according to reports.
They were eventually found out when the son of one of the victims grew suspicious. ...