by Ben Grinberg, Vision Times
Thee Chinese government makes no secret of its use of organs from non-willing inmates on death row, but did you know it’s secretly been getting organs from living victims too, and the majority of them are prisoners of conscience?
The World Organization to Investigate the Persecution of Falun Gong (WOIPFG) just released the results of its latest survey which proves that many thousands of practitioners of this meditation practice have been murdered for their organs. Here’s a quick summary:
- The practices of medical institutions in China’s 23 provinces, 5 autonomous regions, and 4 municipalities were analyzed.
- At least 765 non-military medical institutes across China have or are actively engaged in the extraction and sale of organs from living practitioners of the Falun Gong spiritual movement.
- 100 military hospitals are involved as well.
- WOIPFG released the names of 7,402 medical practitioners believed to have been involved in the harvesting of organs from the living prisoners of conscience.
- Since 1999, these facilities have performed at least 176,267 kidney transplants, 40,170 liver transplants, 1,928 heart transplants, and 137,294 cornea transplants.
Falun Gong Human Rights spokesperson Dr. Chen Shizhong said the data is actually much lower than the real number of transplants since they could only count what was reported on the websites of the hospitals and in medical journals.
The institutes were identified based on organ transplant data anomalies that took place there. These hospitals generally claimed to have conducted enormous numbers of transplants in a short time for as many as 24 different types of transplants.
What’s worse is that many of the staff were not even qualified to perform transplants, and were from smaller facilities like children’s hospitals, forensic medicine hospitals, and county clinics.
Chen said: “Many of those doctors who conducted organ transplants were not professionally trained, especially those in the small county hospitals. Many of them were not qualified.
Transplants explode after mass arrests
According to WOIPFG spokesman Wang Zhiyuan, the number of organ transplants performed in Chinese hospitals shot up immediately after millions of Falun Gong practitioners started getting arrested in China starting in 1999.
“1999 is a dividing line,” Wang said. “Prior to 1999, there were very few organ transplants in China. After 1999, there was an explosive growth. Organ transplants require matching of blood type. To find one suitable donor, takes many to do the tests. It is very difficult.
He added: “In the US, for one kidney transplant it would take three to five years waiting time to find a matching organ. In mainland China, it’s as fast as one or two weeks. Sometimes even within 24 or 48 hours the transplant can be done. According to the ample sources, with the variety of organs and the speed to match, only a living organ bank can explain it.
“Jiang Zemin directly ordered the use of Falun Gong practitioners as organ donors,” Wang said. “This was stated by Bai Shuzhong, former health minister of the General Logistics Department. In our investigation, Bai has said that ex-president Jiang gave the instruction to use Falun Gong practitioners’ organs for transplants.”
Allegations of organ harvesting from Falun Gong have been public since 2006, when David Kilgour, the former Canadian Secretary of State for Asia Pacific, and human rights lawyer David Matas released a 106-page report which included the testimonies of numerous eye-witnesses, transcripts of recorded telephone conversations, and statistics from websites of Chinese hospitals that corroborated the allegations that a huge uptick in organ transplants was taking place, and that the source was the persecuted Falun Gong movement.
Wang concluded: “The military and armed forces are the main facilities for this massacre, along with local transplant facilities. Together they conduct a systematic genocide, the Holocaust.”