Is human tissue always better? Germany’s leading experts say “No.”
When ICIJ began discussing how to write a story about the untraceable and opaque trade in human tissues, our intent was not to propel readers to toss out their donor cards.
The World Health Organization plans to create a coding system to track human tissue used in medical products.
Why do our investigative reports take so long to compile? Quite simply, very few organizations do this kind of deep, labor-intensive, and expensive journalism any longer.