After former Chinese Communist Party (CCP) head Jiang Zemin launched the persecution of Falun Gong in 1999, the number of organ transplants in China increased exponentially at the same time. A large number of organ transplant centers and tissue typing centers were rapidly established.
涉案单位遍布中国大陆各省、市、自治区，几乎所有军队、武警和地方医院（医疗中心）的器官移植机构都涉嫌参与了，还包括相当数量的不具备移植手术条件的中小型医院和专科医院等。类似当年中共实施 “一胎化” 政策时，几乎所有医院都参与了强制堕胎，今天中国的所有移植机构都参与了活摘器官移植。
The participating medical units are located in all the provinces, central government-controlled municipalities and autonomous regions of mainland China. Almost all organ transplant institutions of the military, armed police and the organ transplant divisions of regional hospitals (medical centers) are suspected of involvement in the live organ harvesting, including a considerable number of hospitals unqualified to perform organ transplants, such as small and medium-sized hospitals and specialized hospitals. It is similar to what happened when the CCP was implementing the “one child policy”. Almost all hospitals performed forced abortions back then. Today, all organ transplant institutions in China are involved in live organ harvesting for transplantation.