China now performs more organ transplants than any other country in the world, despite having few donations. Where do these organs come from?

A decade of research by international investigators has found that the Chinese regime is systematically killing prisoners of conscience on demand to feed its vast organ transplant industry.

With patients throughout the world traveling to China for organ transplants, the practice has become a global crime.

Our Research


Medical Genocide Documentary

This 20-minute documentary gives an overview of organ transplant abuse in China based on over a decade of research for a 680-page comprehensive report. It covers the:

  • history of the investigation
  • on-demand nature of transplants in China
  • scale of China’s transplant industry
  • organ sources
  • victims who are killed for organs
  • role of the Chinese state
  • legislative responses around the world


Transplant Abuse in China Continues Despite Claims of Reform

This report builds on previous research and incorporates the latest developments since Chinese officials announced a complete transition to an ethical organ donation and transplantation framework in 2015. We find that:

  • transplants continue to outpace donations
  • transplant tourism to Chinese hospitals continues to thrive despite official statements to the contrary
  • regulatory and oversight mechanisms have not been implemented in practice
  • most organs continue to be sourced from prisoners of conscience


Documenting Genocide:
A Fact-Finding Report

Since the publication of our comprehensive report in 2018, we further examined the victims and drivers of forced organ harvesting in China, including its role in the persecution of Falun Gong.

This report includes testimonies of relatives of suspected organ harvesting victims and other missing persons, as well as survivors who were detained and tortured in China for their religious beliefs but escaped organ harvesting.

We also apply international law regarding genocide and crimes against humanity to the Chinese regime’s killing of prisoners of conscience for organs and its campaign to eradicate Falun Gong.

Overview of Findings

On-Demand Transplants

While organ transplants are normally conducted only as donors become available, in China, vital organs can be transplanted on demand with short wait times. They are also scheduled in advance and use organs taken from living sources.

Huge Transplant Volume

The latest research estimates that China performs far more organ transplants each year than its official figure of 10,000 indicates, and more than any other country in the world, despite having few voluntary donors.

A State Crime

Official organ sources—executed prisoners and donations—can account for only a small fraction of all transplants performed in China. The vast majority are taken from unwilling prisoners of conscience.

Global Response

Israel, Spain, Italy, and Taiwan have passed laws restricting their citizens from traveling to China to receive organ transplants from illicit sources.

The European Parliament and the U.S. House of Representatives have passed resolutions condemning organ harvesting from prisoners of conscience in China.

How to Help

Facing such atrocities threatening humanity today, you can have a great impact by:

  • learning more about this issue and telling others about it
  • contacting your elected officials and supporting legislation to prevent individuals and institutions from becoming complicit
  • sharing the video Medical Genocide and this website