According to data published by the United States Department of Health and Human Services, the average waiting period for organs in the U.S. is two years for a liver and three years for a kidney.
In China, the waiting period for these organs at some hospitals is calculated in weeks.
“If you’re going to go to China and you’re going to get a liver transplant, during the three weeks you are there, then that means someone is going to go schedule an execution.”-Arthur L. Caplan, Ph.D, Director of Medical Ethics, NYU Langone Medical Center
The following table shows the average waiting period for organs published by three major organ transplant centers in China during the period of 2003 and 2006 versus that in the U.S.
Such an extraordinarily short waiting period points to an extraordinary source of organs (most original pages have been deleted from Chinese web sites after organ harvesting from Falun Gong practitioners was exposed, but Internet archive or screenshots are available).
|Place||Average Waiting Time|
|Oriental Organ Transplant Center (also called Tianjin No. 1 Central Hospital)||2 weeks|
|Organ Transplant Institute of the People’s Liberation Army (also called Shanghai Changzheng Hospital)||1 week for a liver transplant|
|CITNAC, China International Transplantation Network Assistance Center (also called The First Hospital of China Medical University in Shenyang)||1-2 months for a liver. 1 week to 1 month for a kidney. If 1st surgery fails, 2nd surgery within 1 week.|
|U.S. data from www.mgmc.org as of March 2013||Liver 2 yrs; Kidney 3 yrs; 230 days for a heart; 501 days for a pancreas; 796 days for a liver; 1,068 days for a lung; 1,121 days for a kidney|
 Two weeks waiting time, Oriental Organ Transplant Center in Tianjin.
 One week waiting time for liver transplant, Organ Transplant Institute of the People’s Liberation Army in Shanghai. The website for this transplant Institute (www.transorgan.com) has been shutdown.
 1-4 weeks waiting time, China International Transplantation Network Assistance Center. The web site (www.zoukiishoku.com) was shutdown soon after organ harvesting was exposed.