China Accused Of Harvesting Organs From Unwanted Groups

China was accused this week of harvesting human organs from Uighur Muslims and members of the Falun Gong religious group.


Larry Niven was one of the first to describe this problem, in his 1967 story The Jigsaw Man:

The [robot] doctor took him apart with exquisite care, like disassembling a flexible, fragile, tremendously complex jigsaw puzzle. The brain was flashburned and the ashes saved for urn burial; but all the rest of the body, in slabs and small blobs and parchment-thin layers and lengths of tubing, went into storage in the hospital's organ banks. Any one of these units could be packed in a travel case at a moment's notice and flown to anywhere in the world in not much more than an hour. If the odds broke right, if the right people came down with the right diseases at the right time, the organlegger might save more lives than he had taken.
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