Medical experts say China is falsifying organ donation data, after it was accused of harvesting body parts from Uighur Muslims in prison camps

Business Insider | 11/24/2019 | Will Martin
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A new report claims that China faked its organ transplant donation data to mislead the international community.

It follows separate allegations that China's unusually high availability of transplant organs comes from harvesting them from persecuted groups like the Uighur Muslims of the Xinjiang region.

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Researchers writing in the BMC Medical Ethics periodical pointed out that China's official organ donation figures almost exactly mirror a mathematical formula.

This strongly suggests that the data has been faked, the researchers said.

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China was at a recent UN event accused of harvesting organs en masse from Uighurs and other groups. China has strongly denied this.

A campaigner for the International Coalition to End Transplant Abuse in China said the data "appears to be part of an elaborate cover up that disguises the state-run mass murder of innocent people."

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Medical experts have accused China of producing fake organ transplant donation data to mislead the international community, further fueling allegations that it is harvesting organs from persecuted minorities.

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The authors, writing in the journal BMC Medical Ethics, presented evidence of what they call "systematic falsification and manipulation of official organ transplant datasets in China."

Neither the Chinese Ministry of Health nor its embassy in London responded to repeated requests for comment from Business Insider.

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The official Chinese figures suggest a strong yearly growth in voluntary organ donations, which could explain the apparent ease with which patients in China are able to be matched with organs when in need of transplants.

Waiting times for organ transplants in China are often a matter of weeks, or even days, a feat few other countries can match.

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However, according to the three researchers behind the report, the figures are literally too good to be true.

The data, they say, closely matches the quadratic formula, which, when plotted on a chart, gives a steady upward swing.

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