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Ukraine’s Health Ministry Allows dead Ukrainians to be sold for Organs

Summary of Disinformation

The transplant program will not only destroy public health, but turn Ukraine into a black market transplant centre.


No evidence given, recurring disinformation since at least 2014. www.stopfake.org/en/russia-s-top-lies-about-ukraine-part-3/
Ukraine’s Health Ministry plans to introduce a pilot kidney donor transplant program in 2018. According to proposed Ukrainian legislation, individuals can donate their organs after death. That information will be registered in a central donor data base. If there is no record of a deceased individual’s agreement in that data base and if his or her immediate relatives have not given their consent, it is illegal to remove organs for transplant from such a person. Further debunking: www.stopfake.org/en/fake-ukraine-s-health-ministry-allows-ukrainians-to-be-sold-for-organs/

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Reported in: Issue 83
Date: 21.09.2017
Language: Russian
Country: Ukraine
Keywords: War in Ukraine
Outlet where the disinformation appeared: Moskovskyi Komsomolets
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