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China’s Olympics Creating Organ Shortages March 29, 2007

Posted by publicpolitics in Uncategorized.
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Were it not so lamentably factual, this story would have to go under some category like “incredible news.” China is trying to clean up its world image for the upcoming Olympics, which are 500 days away, and part of the effort is to make some progress in human rights. The odd side effect is to decrease the available supplies of organs for South Korean patients awaiting transplants.

But the planning isn’t just taking place on the streets of Beijing. The government is also trying to clean up some of its more blatant human rights violations — like the export of kidneys from death penalty victims and organs harvested from minors. And it’s creating organ shortages in South Korea.

Source: spiegel.de

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