CHINESE ARMY HOSPITAL ADMITS USE OF FALUN GONG ORGANS
According to a Dec. 29, 2006 report from China, a staff member at the Air Force 281 Hospital in Beidaihe District, Qinhuangdao City confirmed to an undercover investigator that organs used at the hospital to perform transplants come from (unwilling, imprisoned) Falun Gong practitioners. The hospital has recently taken out advertisements in local newspapers offering transplants for kidneys, livers and, more recently, lungs. The statement is the latest in a string of shocking admissions by medical staff in hospitals across eight provinces that have told investigators they get organs from Falun Gong practitioners. In some cases, the staff members boast at how healthy and "fresh" the organs are, and how quickly a match can be found. In July, former Canadian Secretary of State (Asia-Pacific) David Kilgour and human rights attorney David Matas issued an independent report on organ harvesting in China (see: [ http://www.faluninfo.net/fdifocus_organ.asp ]news). The report concluded that a large number of people who practice Falun Gong were being killed for their organs. The report also said there was no other explained source for the more than 40,000 transplants that have taken place in China since 2000.