Thursday, August 19, 2010
Warn Patients About Transplant Tourism, Transplantation Society (TTS) Tells Doctors
Epoch Times: Vancouver - 23rd International Congress of the Transplantation Society (TTS) “The entire transplant tourism industry relies on secrecy, making it impossible to determine whether donor information provided by organ brokers, who are motivated by financial gain, is accurate,” reads the policy.
If a patient goes ahead with an organ purchase, the new policy also gives doctors the right to refuse to provide medical records, medication, or take other actions that may facilitate the patient obtaining a purchased organ.
“There is substantial evidence that the illegal transplantation of organs in an unregulated system poses significant risk to both recipients and organ vendors. Therefore, individual physicians may elect not to provide medical records to patients if they believe the information will be used in support of an illegal transplant performed in an unregulated system and that there is a significant risk of harm to the patient or organ vendor,” reads the policy.
Speaking with The Epoch Times during the congress, David Matas talked about the Chinese regime's gruesome practice of sourcing organs from death row prisoners and live Falun Gong practitioners imprisoned for their spiritual beliefs.
“They admit they’re killing prisoners for their organs; they don’t admit it’s Falun Gong practitioners, but they admit it’s prisoners,” said Matas of the regime. Read more...