Disparities in Organ Donation Rates Among Different Demographic Groups in Canada

By Jenny Kang and Katarina Zorcic 91% of organ donors in Canada are Caucasian, even though this demographic only consists of 81% of the population (Li et al., 2015). Canada is home to a diverse population, with 22.3% belonging to a minority group. Of this subpopulation, most people belong to the East Asian, South Asian, … Continue reading Disparities in Organ Donation Rates Among Different Demographic Groups in Canada

Dispelling the Black Market Stigma

By Ashwin Sritharan and Katarina Zorcic When discussing organ donation and the reasons why one may be hesitant to donate, a common theme that arises is the idea of a “black market”. This idea typically manifests as the image of a criminal underground where the organs of unsuspecting victims circulate through cunning organ harvesters and … Continue reading Dispelling the Black Market Stigma

Ruth Evans

Interviewed by: Harry Wang Ruth Evans is a broadcast journalist and filmmaker currently working for BBC in London, United Kingdom. Her article ‘Pakistani police rescue 24 from organ trafficking gang’ published on BBC News offers compelling first-hand accounts of illegal organ trafficking and transplant tourism. She emphasizes how the organ trade, something that is perceived … Continue reading Ruth Evans

Leon Lee – Part 2

Interviewed by: Abdullah Haroon and Vienna Mazzoli McMaster Chapter Leon Lee is a Canadian filmmaker and director of the 2014 documentary, Human Harvest. This film follows David Kilgour and David Matas, two Canadian Nobel Peace Prize nominees, throughout their investigation of forced organ harvesting occurring in state-run hospitals in China. Tens of thousands prisoners of … Continue reading Leon Lee – Part 2

Leon Lee – Part 1

Interviewed by: Abdullah Haroon and Vienna Mazzoli McMaster Chapter Leon Lee is a Canadian filmmaker and director of the 2014 documentary, Human Harvest. This film follows David Kilgour and David Matas, two Canadian Nobel Peace Prize nominees, throughout their investigation of forced organ harvesting occurring in state-run hospitals in China. Tens of thousands prisoners of … Continue reading Leon Lee – Part 1

Simcha Jacobovici

Interviewed by: Jae Lee, Harry Wang, Kevin Zhao, and Daniel Cui McMaster Chapter Simcha Jacobovici is a New York Times bestselling author and three-time Emmy award winning Israeli-Canadian investigative journalist and filmmaker. His film, Tales of the Organ Trade (2013), explores the underground kidney trade that permeates medical care throughout the world. We had the … Continue reading Simcha Jacobovici