Global Politics

In China, Organ Transplants from Executed Prisoners


A hospital where many of China's organ transplants take place (Photo: BBC video)

Marco Werman talks with The World's Mary Kay Magistad in Beijing about the Chinese practice of harvesting human organs from executed prisoners.

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About ten thousand organ transplants take place in China each year — an estimated two thirds of those come from executed prisoners.