Retraction: Pretransplant Prediction of Posttransplant Survival for Liver Recipients with Benign End-Stage Liver Diseases: A Nonlinear Model

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2019 PLoS ONE  
The PLOS ONE Editors Concerns have been raised that the transplants performed in the local context at the time of procedures reported in this article [1] may have involved organs/tissues procured from prisoners [2]. Details as to the donor sources were not reported in [1] , and the authors did not clarify this matter or the cause(s) of donor death in response to the journal's post-publication inquiries. The authors stated in the article [1] that none of the transplant grafts were obtained from
more » ... were obtained from executed prisoners or other institutionalized persons, that all organs were contributed voluntarily, and that all donors or their families provided written informed consent for donation. However, in response to journal requests the authors did not provide documentation or consent forms to support these claims. International ethical standards call for transparency in organ donor and transplantation programs and clear informed consent procedures including considerations to ensure that donors are not subject to coercion [3, 4, 5] .
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