The harvesting of organs from executed prisoners in China started in 1984 when a law was implemented in China that allowed the practice. The public first became aware of this practice following the testimony of Dr. Wang Guoqi to the U.S. Congress in 2001. Worldwide, organ harvesting from executed prisoners is banned as unethical.

In 2006, first witnesses and then the Kilgour & Matas Report alleged that organs were harvested from living prisoners of conscience, mostly from detained Falun Gong practitioners. The data suggest that organ procurement was “on demand” because organs were harvested without acceptable consent and the donors were killed in the process.

Phone interviews by David Kilgour and David Matas revealed that in 17 locations in China, organs were procured from detained Falun Gong practitioners. This suggests that organ harvesting in China is a widespread, systematic, state-sanctioned atrocity.

In their book Bloody Harvest, they quote a phone recording in 2006 of a doctor from a Chinese hospital who confirms that the hospital uses ‘fresh, live’ organs from Falun Gong practitioners:

Caller: I want to know how long [the patients] have to wait [for a liver transplant].

Dr. Dai: The supply of organs we have, we have every day. We do them every day.

Caller: We want fresh, alive ones.

Dr. Dai: They are all alive, all alive…

Caller: I heard some come from those who practise Falun Gong, those who are very healthy.

Dr. Dai: Yes, we have. I can’t talk clearly to you over the phone.

Caller: If you can find me this type, I am coming very soon.

Dr. Dai: It’s ok. Please come.