(Minghui.org) Volunteers for Doctors Against Forced Organ Harvesting (DAFOH) in Denmark participated in Lægedage 2017 (Doctor's Fair) between November 13 and 17, to inform attendees about the forced organ harvesting in China.
Sponsored by the Organisation of General Practitioners in Denmark (PLO), this event at Bella Center in Copenhagen drew over 4,000 physicians and medical professionals. For the third time, Doctors Against Forced Organ Harvesting (DAFOH) set up a booth at this event and exposed organ harvesting from living Falun Gong practitioners in China.
Because forced organ harvesting is covered up in China, even those who have been there may not know of its existence. One doctor interested in traditional Chinese medicine said she had just come back from China. Surprised to learn about forced organ harvesting in China, she spent a long time reading related materials including graphs and statistics. She said she didn't know before that this is a state-sanctioned crime that has been carried out on a mass scale.
When reading information obtained from phone interviews and independent investigations, she saw a list of hospitals with unidentified organ sources. Pointing at the Armed Police General Hospital, she said, “I met some doctors from this hospital during meetings in China. I can't believe something so vicious went on there.”
David, a doctor who signed a petition calling for an end to the atrocity, said that one of his colleagues was a heart surgeon. “During an international medical conference, my friend met a doctor from China. That doctor said many organ transplants took place in China and surgeries could easily be arranged whenever needed by patients.” David said his colleague found this shocking, since need-based organ transplant could only mean one thing, that is, need-based killing. Based on this, he said he would avoid going to China for medical conferences.
Marivs Dam from Faroe Islands said forced organ harvesting is horrible. “I have told many people about it. By working together, we hope this tragedy could come to an end soon.” He said a doctor's mission is to save people. Falun Gong practitioners and other prisoners of conscience should not be mistreated in China.
When one doctor heard about organ removal from living practitioners without anesthesia, his eyes widened in shock. “What can I do to help?” he asked. Upon hearing about the international signature drive to stop this brutality, he signed the petition without hesitation and said he would tell his family, friends, and other medial professionals about it.
Some participants said they had obtained materials at this event last year and asked for the latest updates. After one doctor signed a petition, she said her husband works in news media. “I will talk with him about this. There ought to be more news coverage about it,” she said.