Mar 10, 2015

Doubts over China prisoner organ harvesting ban

China has banned the harvesting of transplant organs from executed prisoners, a senior official said, but international medical practitioners warn that inmates’ body parts may simply be reclassified as “donations” instead. High demand for organs in China and a chronic shortage of donations has ...

Organ donation

| Jul 18, 2014

Organ donation

by Alice Gordenker

Dear Alice, I’m looking at my Japanese driver’s license and wondering if the form on the back has anything to do with organ donation. Years ago, I registered in the United States to be an organ donor, which was a simple matter of checking ...

Sep 26, 2013

Mandatory organ donation

by Ted Rall

It is estimated that 18 people die in the U.S. every day due to a national shortage of organ donations. This crisis could be solved if organ donation were mandatory.