Stopping the Crime of Organ Harvesting—What More Must Be Done?

1334 Longworth House Office Building | Wednesday, March 20, 2024 - 10:00am

Opening Statements

Representative Christopher Smith, Chair


Senator Jeff Merkley, Cochair



Ethan Gutmann: China Studies Research Fellow, Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation, and author of ‘‘The Slaughter.’’


Matthew Robertson: Doctoral candidate, Australian National University (Canberra) and co-author, “Execution by Organ Procurement: Breaching the Dead Donor Rule in China,” American Journal of Transplantation.


Maya Mitalipova, Ph.D.: Director of the Human Stem Cell Laboratory at the Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research, MIT. 


Tom Oliverson, M.D.: Texas State Representative, Chair of the Insurance Committee, Texas House of Representatives.




Anne Zimmerman, Columbia University and Chair, New York City Bar Association Bioethical Issues Committee

Cynthia Sun, Researcher at the Falun Dafa Information Center