Organ Harvesting

  • Investigation Lead: In 2006 Luo Qintian of Chengde, Hebei Province Had Two Liver Transplants within Ten Days

    Luo Qintian, a driver for the Agricultural Bank of Chengde, Hebei Province, went to a local hospital in January 2006 and was told he had to have a liver transplant or he would die. Mr. Luo chose to have a liver transplant. His liver transplant surgery was done immediately. After a few days, the surgery was confirmed to be a failure. Luo had the second surgery, which also was a failure. The source of organs is suspicious when two matching livers were obtained within ten days.
  • Yongchuan Prison in Chongqing Draws Blood from Unwilling Falun Gong Practitioners

    Over 100 Falun Gong practitioners have been brutally persecuted in Chongqing Yongchuan Prison since July 1999. At least five were persecuted to death. Every year the prison draws blood from practitioners against their will. Since knowledge of forced organ harvesting from living Falun Gong practitioners by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has become widespread, Yongchuan Prison's intentions seem clear.
  • Investigation Lead: Organ Harvesting in Shijiazhuang First Detention Centre

    Shijiazhuang First Detention Centre executed two groups of criminals in late March and late June 2009. The executed were required to sign “voluntary” organ donation agreements. One of them refused to sign. All were told to get agreements from their families so their organs could be donated, but they were executed before responses were received from any of the families. The inmate who refused to sign was executed on March 29th, 2009. Both groups were taken out of the detention centre at around 8:30 a.m., but weren't executed until noon. What happened before noon on those days is not known.
  • The Inside Story of Live Organ Harvesting as Carried Out by the Chinese Communist Party

    Ever since the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) began its persecution of Falun Gong, the practitioners who have gone to Beijing to appeal have often been arrested. Many of them have refused to disclose their names and addresses so as not to facilitate the CCP’s policy of guilt by association. The whereabouts of these tens of thousands of practitioners has been a mystery for many years. In 2000, the organ transplant business in China suddenly began to boom. Where did this huge supply of organs come from? In March 2006, two informants from China exposed the horrific story of the CCP's harvesting of organs from living Falun Gong practitioners.
  • Epoch Times: US House Members Seek Answers on Transplant Abuse in China

    Approximately one-quarter of the membership of the U.S. House of Representatives has co-signed a letter asking the Secretary of State to “release any information” the department has “relating to transplant abuses in China.” Congressmen Andrews and Smith refer to “testimony implicating Chinese hospitals and doctors in the practice of forced organ harvesting from prisoners, to allegedly include from living practitioners of the Falun Gong spiritual movement, Uyghurs, Tibetans and House Christians.”
  • Condemning the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) for Harvesting Organs from the Living

    The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) harvesting of organs from living Falun Gong practitioners shocked the international community when it became known in 2006 and has been condemned ever since. Recently, the United State Congress held a hearing on the CCP’s harvesting of organs from political dissidents and religious believers. At the United National Human Rights Council meeting, international organizations proposed to conduct an immediate investigation into the CCP’s live organ harvesting. This development drew people’s attention to this issue again. Doctors, lawyers, judges, elected officials, movie directors, and the public strongly condemn the CCP’s reprehensible practice and call for an end to the atrocity.
  • Wife Suspected to Have Been a Victim of Organ Harvesting, Husband Killed to Conceal the Truth

    Falun Gong practitioner Ms. He Xiuling was transferred from a detention centre to a hospital in March 2004 for meningitis. She was later taken to the morgue while still breathing and her lower back was bandaged. Her husband Xu Chengben suspected that his wife had her kidneys harvested while she was still alive. The police tried to pay him 100,000 yuan to keep him quiet, but he refused. When Mr. Xu published an article online two years later, questioning his wife's death and expressing his suspicion of his wife being a victim of organ harvesting, he was arrested the very next day. Other family members were then forced to agree to cremate Ms. He's body.
  • Falun Gong Practitioners Systematically Murdered for Their Organs: Refuting the Chinese Regime's "Death Row" Explanation, Chapter XI

    In 2006, The Epoch Times newspaper broke a stunning story about what is undoubtedly one of the most horrible atrocities to be committed by any government, not only in modern times, but in all of recorded history. As documented in the investigative report, "Bloody Harvest," by noted human rights lawyer David Matas and former Canadian Secretary of State for the Asia-Pacific region David Kilgour, there is overwhelming evidence of the Chinese Communist regime's chilling role in systematically murdering Falun Gong practitioners, harvesting their organs while they are alive, and making huge profits from doing so.
  • Falun Gong Practitioners Systematically Murdered for Their Organs: Refuting the Chinese Regime's "Death Row" Explanation, Chapter V

    In 2006, The Epoch Times newspaper broke a stunning story about what is undoubtedly one of the most horrible atrocities to be committed by any government, not only in modern times, but in all of recorded history. As documented in the investigative report, "Bloody Harvest," by noted human rights lawyer David Matas and former Canadian Secretary of State for the Asia-Pacific region David Kilgour, there is overwhelming evidence of the Chinese Communist regime's chilling role in systematically murdering Falun Gong practitioners, harvesting their organs while they are alive, and making huge profits from doing so.
  • Falun Gong Practitioners Systematically Murdered for Their Organs: Refuting the Chinese Regime's "Death Row" Explanation, Chapter IV

    In this section, we will explain why we are assuming that the number of death row inmates with organs suitable for transplantation is 30% the total. Organs from death row inmates are a one-time resource. Unlike organs hosted by a pool of living people, organs from death row inmates cannot be reserved for future use. Due to perceived political needs, the Chinese Communist regime makes a habit of executing death row inmates on national holidays, such as New Year's Day, May Day, or National Day, to get the most exposure from the event. Quite often, the dictated times of such executions mean that the inmates' organs are not used.
  • Falun Gong Practitioners Systematically Murdered for Their Organs: Refuting the Chinese Regime's "Death Row" Explanation, Chapter III

    Some may wonder whether the massively growing organ market was the result of a sudden increase in China's death row executions. According to the article, "The number of death row executions has decreased significantly," posted on Chinanews.com on September 6th, 2007, "For more than a decade, the People's Court has continuously been strict and prudent in the use of the death sentence, resulting in the steady reduction of death row executions." Although there is little credibility in the Chinese Communist government's propaganda, it is a fact that there was no sudden, massive increase of death row executions during the peak of China's organ market between 2003 and 2006.
  • Falun Gong Practitioners Systematically Murdered for Their Organs: Refuting the Chinese Regime's "Death Row" Explanation, Chapter II

    There is overwhelming evidence of the Chinese Communist regime's chilling role in systematically murdering Falun Gong practitioners, harvesting their organs while they are alive, and making huge profits from doing so. In response to the international outcry, the Chinese regime has attempted to explain away one of the main pieces of circumstantial evidence--the meteoric rise in the number of organ transplantations in recent years and the extremely short wait times in a culture notoriously averse to organ donation--by stating that it has harvested organs from executed criminals after their deaths.
  • Falun Gong Practitioners Systematically Murdered for Their Organs: Refuting the Chinese Regime's "Death Row" Explanation, Chapter I

    In 2006, The Epoch Times newspaper broke a stunning story about what is undoubtedly one of the most horrible atrocities to be committed by any government, not only in modern times, but in all of recorded history. As documented in the investigative report, "Bloody Harvest," by noted human rights lawyer David Matas and former Canadian Secretary of State for the Asia-Pacific region David Kilgour, there is overwhelming evidence of the Chinese Communist regime's chilling role in systematically murdering Falun Gong practitioners, harvesting their organs while they are alive, and making huge profits from doing so.
  • Investigation Lead: Multiple Kidney Transplants with Unknown Donors at the No. 1 Hospital Affiliated with Jilin University

    It is common knowledge that an organ considered for transplant must be of matching tissue type between donor and recipient. (In developed countries such as the U.S., the waiting time for a prospective transplant patient is several years, sometimes as long as ten years). It was recently reported that multiple kidney transplant surgeries were performed at the No. 1 Hospital affiliated with Jilin University in Changchun, Jilin Province. Two transplants were done each day in early March 2009, which is cause for concern. Where do the organs come from? It makes one suspect that the live organ harvesting of Falun Gong practitioners is still happening in China.
  • People's Liberation Army General Logistics Department Responsible for Harvesting Organs

    After the suppression of Falun Gong started, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) Central Military Commission conducted six special meetings on "Handling Foreign Religious Issues." The Logistics Department followed Jiang Zemin's [former leader of China and instigator of the persecution] instructions for "Physically annihilating Falun Gong practitioners." The marketing of human organs became a highly profitable business for the military, approved and encouraged by Jiang. The orders for removing organs from living practitioners came directly from the Chair of the Military Commission. The General Logistics Department ordered blood tests on practitioners, then arrested them all over the country and processed them. Utilising military transportation, personnel and forced labour camps built on military facilities, the Logistics Department (LD) became the state live-organ bank.