COFS’ assistance work includes identifying persons trafficked for the removal of organs, assessing their consequences and needs, and arranging victim assistance directly and via a coalition of civil-society partners.

  • clinical follow-up
  • health education on living with a single kidney
  • counseling and peer support
  • income generation/employment assistance
  • legal aid
COFS’ advocacy work includes:

  • acting as a direct victim advocate to address victims’ consequences and needs
  • carrying out prevention initiatives that include enhancing protection measures at a policy-level, within transplant centers’ and with target groups of potential victims.



COFS works to create target-group and public awareness about organ trade, especially trafficking in persons for removal of organs. We do this by:

  • reaching out to target-groups with information about the organ trade – its operations and consequences
  • publishing our findings
  • engaging the media to cover organ trafficking stories
  • producing multi-media materials such as the documentary film Organs SOS

COFS collects data about the organ trade with the objective of ending these abuses and advancing protection for its targets. Research enables us to assess the effects of the organ trade and recognize patterns for targeting vulnerable individuals and groups (i.e., refugees, children). Such information informs our advocacy and enables us to publish our findings in the academic literature for broader advocacy considerations.