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.
涉案單位遍布中國大陸各省、市、自治區，幾乎所有軍隊、武警和地方醫院（醫療中心）的器官移植機構都涉嫌參與了，還包括相當數量的不具備移植手術條件的中小型醫院和專科醫院等。類似當年中共實施 「一胎化」 政策時，幾乎所有醫院都參與了強制墮胎，今天中國的所有移植機構都參與了活摘器官移植。
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.