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Organ thieving is urban myth

BMJ 1996; 312 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.312.7044.1442a (Published 08 June 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;312:1442

Media reports of children being murdered to supply organs for transplants are only rumours, according to Veronique Campion-Vincent, a French social scientist who specialises in the study of urban myths. Announcing the findings of a lengthy investigation into organ snatching, she said …

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