We know through our on-going follow-up of publicly available information about the harvesting of human organs from death-row inmates in China. The Chinese practice of securing market fresh kidneys, lungs and livers.
A convict in China is sentenced to capital punishment. What comes first? Execution or harvesting of the human organs?
Can harvesting of the organs precede execution? Sure it can.
Harvesting of organs prior to execution assures the freshness of the organ. The subsequent execution is facilitated by the state of general anesthesia the condemned prisoner is already in.
The Wall Street Journal has a new report (3/24/12) with estimates of the number of annual executions. You can read it here:
Warning: The WSJ report will leave the reader sickened.
© Mandy Lender MD 2012