Organ Harvesting

  • Falun Gong Practitioners Systematically Murdered for Their Organs: Refuting the Chinese Regime's "Death Row" Explanation, Preface and Table of Contents

    Between 1999 and 2007, China's organ transplant market experienced rapid growth. In 2003, the number of organ transplants in China mushroomed. From 2003 to 2006, a record number of overseas "organ transplant tourists" rushed to China, attracted by the incredibly short average waiting periods of only one to two weeks, compared to waiting periods ranging from two to three years in other countries. This begs the question: Where did all these transplant-ready organs come from? In March 2006, when a whistleblower alerted the world to the possibility of live organ harvesting from Falun Gong practitioners in China, a potentially new source of organs emerged.
  • “Doctors Against Forced Organ Harvesting” Urges the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) to Provide Accurate and Verifiable Organ Transplant Statistics

    Doctors Against Forced Organ Harvesting (DAFOH) , an organization founded by medical doctors from all over the world, published a petition to Dr. Chen Zhu, Chinese Minister of Heath on its official website, requesting China (Chinese Communist Party) to provide accurate and transparent statistics and documentation of the source of organs in China to the World Health Organization (WHO), the World Medical Association (WMA) and The Transplantation Society (TTS). The organization stressed that discrepancies in the transplantation figures have raised concerns that in China organs are systematically harvested from unwilling living people.
  • Harvesting Organs from Living Falun Gong Practitioners—“An Unprecedented Evil on This Planet”—Is Ongoing

    It has been said that the documents Wang Lijun turned in when seeking asylum at the United States Embassy in Chengdu City included evidence of Bo Xilai’s orders to harvest organs from living Falun Gong practitioners. Other evidence revealing the roles of Wang Lijun, Bo Xilai, and Zhou Yongkang in persecuting practitioners and taking part in the harvesting of organs from living practitioners was also reported by overseas media.
  • The Involvement of Bo Xilai and Wang Lijun in Live Organ Harvesting Crimes

    The recent events surrounding Wang Lixun and Bo Xilai have provided major clues into the crimes of harvesting of organs from living Falun Gong practitioners. Bo and Wang are two of the main suspects implicated in the crimes of live organ harvesting. According to a U.S. official with knowledge of the situation, the documents that Wang Lijun submitted to the U.S. Consulate included a section of great value which contains relevant evidence on how Bo Xilai and Zhou Yongkang have been involved in organ harvesting.
  • World Organization to Investigate the Persecution of Falun Gong Publishes Case Report of Conversation with Witness to Organ Harvesting

    A female Falun Gong practitioner in her 30s had wounds and scars covering her entire body, after one week of severe torment and forced food intake. On April 9th, 2002, a certain office of the Public Security Bureau of Liaoning province sent two military surgeons. They transferred this practitioner to another place. Under the circumstances that this female practitioner was fully conscious, without using any anesthetics, they harvested her heart, kidneys and other organs. The witness was an armed police guard by that time and witnessed the entire process of live organ harvesting.
  • Newspaper Report Claims Pilot Organ Donation Programme in Major Chinese City Receives Exactly Zero Organ Donations in First Year - So Where Do the Organs for China's Huge Organ Transplant Business Come From?

    According to a February 25th, 2011 Yangzi Evening News article, Nanjing City Organ Donation Pilot Programme held a press conference saying that there have been exactly zero organ donations for the whole year since Nanjing became one of the ten organ donation pilot cities last March. In fact, over the past twenty years, there have been only three organ donations reported in Nanjing, a city of millions of people. Organ transplantation is a huge business in China today, but just who exactly is donating the organs if they're not coming into organ donation programmes like the one in Nanjing? A retired military doctor revealed on April 30th, 2006 the official flowchart of live organ harvesting of Falun Gong practitioners and pointed out that the military is directly involved in the organ trade.
  • Background on Testimony from Police Officer Who Witnessed Organ Harvesting

    On December 12th, 2009, the World Organisation to Investigate the Persecution of Falun Gong (WOIPFG) published testimony of an eyewitness to organ harvesting from a living Falun Gong practitioner. The witness at the time worked in the public security system of Liaoning Province in northeastern China. On April 9th, 2002, he was on duty as an armed guard in the operating room of the General Hospital of the Shenyang Military Region, and he witnessed the entire process of two military surgeons harvesting organs from a living female Falun Gong practitioner. This testimony is a new development in exposing live organ harvesting.
  • Organ Transplant Investigation: Zhongshan Hospital Carried Out 1000 Living-Donor Liver Transplants in 10 Years, and other Leads

    On August 1st, 2011, Xuhui Newspaper published a report: From 2001 to August 1st, 2011, in ten years, Zhongshan Hospital's liver surgery section performed 1000 living-donor liver transplants. The source of the organs used in Zhongshan Hospital's liver transplants is suspicious. It is known that the persecution of Falun Gong practitioners was most rampant in 2001. Under the regime's genocidal policy where “beating to death counts as suicide and the bodies are directly cremated without informing family members”, police and doctors nationwide were enticed to perform live organ harvesting for huge profits. As more evidence of the regime's live harvesting of organs from Falun Gong practitioners is exposed, further investigations will be conducted on each case of live organ harvesting.
  • Organ Harvesting Atrocities Against Falun Gong -- Investigation Leads from China's Guangzhou City – A Comprehensive Report

    Ms. Hao Runjuan from Guangzhou City was very healthy before she was arrested. After being continuously tortured for 22 days by police in the Baiyun Detention Centre, Hao Renjuan passed away. The police authorities conducted a full body autopsy without her family members' knowledge. When the family was told to identify the body, it was completely unrecognizable, with fresh bloodstains on it. There were no inner organs, no skin and no eyes in the body. Because the body was so disfigured, none of her family members believed that it was Hao Runjuan, even after seeing the body twice. Then, the family had to take her two-year-old son for a DNA test to confirm that the body was truly his mother's. Finally, it was confirmed that the unrecognizable body was that of Hao Runjuan.
  • Researchers Unravel Horrors in China

    The story was hard to stomach—gruesome, at the very least. What started as a rumour, however, would later unfold into a campaign of brutality and horror perpetrated by the Chinese regime. International human rights lawyer David Matas was in his office when the story broke in March 2006. It flowed into his e-mail box along with the flood of human rights updates he reads daily. It told the story of a woman under the pseudonym “Annie,” whose husband suffered nightmares, as he suffered for the terror he had inflicted on more than 2,000 people. Annie said her husband, a surgeon, was employed by the Chinese regime to remove the corneas from living Falun Gong practitioners, slicing their eyes open with his scalpel while they were still alive. The rest of their organs were also stripped from their bodies, all to feed a market of illicit organ trade.
  • Killing Falun Gong Practitioners for Profit

    Fearing Falun Gong's growth, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has repressed it as a rival with a savage brutality continuously since July 1999. Torture, rapes, beatings to death, detentions in forced labour camps, brainwashing—all have become the daily lot of Falun Gong practitioners across China for more than a decade. Falun Gong practitioners today comprise two-thirds of the torture victims and half of the people in detention in 'reeducation through labour' camps across China. Practitioners have been killed in the thousands since 2001 so that their organs could be trafficked to both Chinese nationals and foreigners.
  • World Organisation to Investigate the Persecution of Falun Gong Publishes Case Report of Conversation with Witness to Organ Harvesting

    The World Organisation to Investigate the Persecution of Falun Gong is an organisation that is dedicated to exposing the persecution of Falun Gong in China and to bringing the responsible individuals to justice. Recently, one of the organisation's special investigators had a revealing 30-minute conversation with a witness to organ harvesting from living Falun Gong practitioners.
  • Investigation Lead: Multiple Kidney Transplants with Unknown Donors at the No. 1 Hospital Affiliated with Jilin University

    The Coalition to Investigate the Persecution of Falun Gong (CIPFG) collects information from those willing to come forward and report what they have witnessed. CIPFG asks people who know the truth to further expose the crimes concerning illegal organ harvesting in China. We call on all kind hearted people of conscience to lend your help in exposing the facts of this vicious persecution of Falun Gong practitioners inside the secret concentration camps, forced labour camps, prisons and hospitals in Mainland China. The sooner this atrocity is fully exposed, the sooner this brutal persecution will end.
  • Investigation Lead: A Zhengzhou Hospital in Henan Province Found a Liver and Kidney for Transplant in Three Weeks

    The horrifying discovery of organ harvesting from living Falun Gong practitioners and the immediate cremation of their bodies to destroy evidence was first reported on March 4th, 2006. The Falun Dafa Association and Minghui website (the Chinese version of Clearwisdom) founded the "Coalition to Investigate the Persecution of Falun Gong in China" (CIPFG) on April 4th, 2006. CIPFG is collecting evidence of the crime of organ harvesting. The following are several investigation leads obtained recently. We hope that people will continue to help us expose how Falun Gong practitioners are brutally persecuted in re-education labour camps (also called forced labour camps), prisons, and hospitals in China, and help stop the persecution.
  • China Denies Having Organ Transplantation Statistics Between 2000 and 2005

    In a 2008 United Nations report, Asma Jahangir Jahangir, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Religion or Belief, and Manfred Nowak, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on Torture, demanded that China explain the dramatic increase in organs used for transplantation from 2000 to 2005, and the mismatch between the high number of transplants and the relatively few known donor sources. The Chinese government responded that they have no statistics on the number of transplants between 2000 and 2005.