China: Organ Donation Rate Lowest In World;
Where Are Growing Numbers of Organs Sourced?
Chinese media have reported that China's organ
donation rate is one of the lowest in the world.
It states that only 0.03 per 10,000
people willing to donate organs.
However, organ transplant numbers in China have
increased at an alarming pace during the past decade.
Where are the organs coming from?
During the recent high-profile detention and
torture of lawyers Jiansanjiang District, it
emerged that they were threatened with their
organs being harvested while they were alive.
These threats came from the Public Security Bureau,
and add further evidence to the Chinese Communist Party
(CCP) harvesting organs from Falun Gong practitioners.
China's only voluntary organ donation registration
website, the Chinese Human Organ Donation
Management Center, officially launched on April 2.
On the same day, several Chinese officials took the
lead to register their willingness to donate organs.
Chinese media site 163.com reported that China's
organ donation rate is one of the lowest in the world.
Only 0.03 per 10,000 people are willing to donate organs.
Beijing Red Cross reported in 2011 that only 37 people
in China registered to be donors during the past 20 years.
However, in the past decade, numbers of China's organ
transplant operations have increased at an alarming pace.
Between 1999 and 2005, organ transplants tripled.
Independent investigations indicate that these large
numbers form part of a growing body of evidence of
live organ harvesting from Falun Gong practitioners.
Wang Zang, Chinese Poet: "So many Chinese people's
bodies were plastinated for exhibitions around the world.
Where did the bodies come from? There is
evidence to suggest that persecuted Falun
Gong practitioners are a predominant source.
The authorities carried out a severe crackdown
on Falun Gong, which is a human rights disaster.
In Jiansanjiang, lawyers trying to represent Falun
Gong practitioners were themselves persecuted.
I believe with more investigations,
the truth will be revealed in the future."
In the Jiansanjiang District of Jiamusi City, Heilongjiang,
a black jail was set up to detain Falun Gong practitioners.
Police illegally detained lawyers who visited practitioners,
and the lawyers were subjected to beatings and torture.
Chinese netizen: "They (CCP) wants to stabilize the country.
They will do anything and ignore everything
in order to be able to stabilize the regime.
The law is pushed aside, and they
do not care about human rights.
They do not care about what we
say. They detain people at will."
On April 6, three lawyers who were representing
Falun Gong practitioners, Tang Jitian, Wang Cheng
and Jiang Tianyong left the Jiansanjiang black jail
with injuries sustained from 15 days illegal detention.
Prior to this, lawyer Zhang Junjie was also released.
Tang Jitian spoke during an interview with NTD.
When he and other three lawyers were detained
at Jiansanjiang, they suffered brutal tortures.
The public security at Jiansanjiang also
threatened them with live organ harvesting.
Tang Jitian: "They said they would dig a hole to
bury me in, or take out my kidney while I am alive.
The police also threatened to send me to
brainwashing classes for forced transformation."
Another netizen expressed: "Kidney harvesting?
Would they threaten people like this if they
were not involved or not aware of such crime."
Zhang Enguang, Chinese netizen: "Anything
is possibly under China's the current regime.
It uses many ways to maintain stability
and violates it's own constitution.
The CCP authorities also know about this.
Without discipline of law, man can do anything."
Wang Zang suggests that the threatening
from the police provides further evidence
of the CCP's crimes of organ harvesting.
Wang Zang: "If live organ harvesting was not true,
then the CCP should have allowed an investigation.
Lawyer Gao Zhisheng suffered all kinds of
torture for pushing such a kind of investigation.
It actually indicates it is true.
The international community has indirectly validated over 50
pieces of evidence for the existence of life organ harvesting.
The CCP resists and refuses investigations.
It does exist and it is very serious,
more than what one can imagine."
In December 2013, the European Parliament
voted to pass an emergency motion.
It requested the "CCP to immediately stop
live organ harvesting from prisoners of conscience,
religious groups and ethnic minority groups."
The motion requested that the EU make a
comprehensive and transparent investigation.