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Most China Organ Transplants Come From Executed Prisoners ...

BEIJING — The majority of transplanted organs in China come from executed prisoners, state media reported Wednesday in a rare disclosure about an industry often criticized for being opaque and unethical.

China has acknowledged that kidneys, livers, corneas and other organs are routinely removed from prisoners sentenced to death, but gave no details. Chinese transplant specialists estimate at least 90 percent of transplanted organs come from executed prisoners, human rights groups say.

OMG...what do you think of THIS!?

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,542961,00.html?test=latestnews

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 3:23 PM on Aug. 26, 2009 in Politics & Current Events

Answers (17)
  • Well I suppose once you've been executed you have no use for those parts anymore anyway.
    mummy22kids

    Answer by mummy22kids at 3:27 PM on Aug. 26, 2009

  • I think it is a great idea....finally they will be able to contribute to the community in a positive way. They should do that here.
    LuvMyBoyzz

    Answer by LuvMyBoyzz at 3:30 PM on Aug. 26, 2009

  • It's horrible. The practice can contribute to an unethical justice system. Nothing like finding yourself convicted of a crime you didn't commit so that some dying politician can have your kidneys.
    lovinangels

    Answer by lovinangels at 3:39 PM on Aug. 26, 2009

  • Black market organs. I think they don't all go to citizens.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:39 PM on Aug. 26, 2009

  • It's horrible. The practice can contribute to an unethical justice system. Nothing like finding yourself convicted of a crime you didn't commit so that some dying politician can have your kidneys.

    Like China's present legal system is so great?
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:46 PM on Aug. 26, 2009

  • While I don't think it's a horrible practice - but I think there's something very wrong if as much as 90% is coming from them.

    Either there aren't enough organ transplants going on as needed, or there are way too many executions going on.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 4:16 PM on Aug. 26, 2009

  • There is a big creep factor here! I have mixed feelings about it. It is great in one sense yet horrible in another.
    yourspecialkid

    Answer by yourspecialkid at 4:20 PM on Aug. 26, 2009

  • What BIG government Wants~ Big Government Takes
    grlygrlz2

    Answer by grlygrlz2 at 4:37 PM on Aug. 26, 2009

  • Answered at 12:30 PM on Aug. 26, 2009 by: LuvMyBoyzz
    I think it is a great idea....finally they will be able to contribute to the community in a positive way. They should do that here.
    ~~~
    exactally what I intended to type.
    They finally did something for the community besides tear it down.
    If more prisoners here were executed there would be a valuable lesson learned and we would not be building new prisons for all the people that don't want to live right.
    Then again 99% are innocent and don't deserve their harsh punishments: housing
    3 square meals a day
    full access to a gym
    free medical;
    bloodbought

    Answer by bloodbought at 4:55 PM on Aug. 26, 2009

  • Does this surprise any one?
    Tetona

    Answer by Tetona at 5:07 PM on Aug. 26, 2009

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