By Epoch Times
Doctors from around the world met in San Francisco for the World Transplant Congress held at Moscone Center West July 26–31.
The meetings and discussions inside the hall focus on complex medical procedures and the collaboration of doctors around the world.
Meanwhile, outside on the sidewalk, there was a protest for human rights.
Falun Gong practitioners came from around the Bay Area to protest forced organ harvesting in China. They hope the Transplant Society will employ more effective methods and active steps to end the killing of Falun Gong practitioners, whose organs are involuntarily removed and sold for profit to transplant patients, a scheme first uncovered in 2006.
“There are several victims here who have narrowly escaped China’s notorious labor camps, and who were potential victims of forced organ harvesting,” said Alicia Zhao, coordinator of a press event on Tuesday morning in front of the Moscone Center.
“Most of them tell the stories of having blood being drawn regularly while in detention. We all know this was not done out of a humanitarian reason, as they were tortured on a regular basis, and some to death,” she said.