China’s Forced Organ Harvesting Subject of Nursing Professionals’ Concern

Industry experts outlined the practice at the first online summit to bring awareness to the issue.

  • The Nurses Summit on Combatting and Preventing Forced Organ Harvesting was held earlier this month by the Academy of Forensic Nursing (AFN) and Doctors Against Forced Organ Harvesting (DAFOH).
  • The summit focused on forced organ harvesting taking place at the hands of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and informed the public about the practice that has gone on since 2006.
  • The panel included two witnesses from China, one of whom was a survivor of torture at a Chinese labor camp, the other lost her father at the hands of the CCP.
  • According to experts, the practice is managed by police and carried out with military involvement.
  • Deborah Collins-Perrica, director of nursing affairs at DAFOH and host of the Nurses Summit, told journalists, “Through the summit, we aim to inform and inspire nurses and the public. The seemingly ‘far away’ problem of the Chinese regime’s forced organ harvesting is very much ‘close to home,’ and we as nurses have the knowledge and responsibility to stand up against it.”
  • “In China, the practice [of forced organ harvesting] is approved and sponsored by the government” and is “managed by the police and with military oversight,” Collins-Perrica said.
  • China’s organ transplant trade, sometimes called “organ tourism,” has become “one of the world’s most profitable” industries and is believed to generate a billion dollars a year for the CCP.
  • Collins-Perrica also quoted the China Tribunal, an independent London-based tribunal, who investigated the practice and confirmed that persecuted Falun Gong practitioners are a major organ source.
  • Collins-Perrica implored her colleagues to take whatever action they can to raise awareness of, combat, and end this crime against humanity: “I am a psychiatric nurse of 30 years. When it comes to forced organ harvesting, after hearing about this, meeting victims, and hearing their stories, I am an activist … I cannot be silent.”
  • China has set up roughly 110 police stations around the world, including a number of stations in major cities in the United States.
  • A new report indicates these stations are being used to blackmail suspects into returning to China to face criminal charges, which breaches extradition laws in the United States and abroad.
  • “’Persuasion to return’ methods plays an integral part of China’s Fox Hunt operation – run by the Chinese Ministry of Public Security (MPS) – which is one of several components of the wider Sky Net operation overseen by the National Supervision Commission (NSC),” the report stated.