Looking at "A Grotesque Form of Evil New to This Planet" -- Compilation of Investigation Leads (Part II)
(Clearwisdom.net) In its systematic, state-orchestrated crime of harvesting organs from living Falun Gong practitioners, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), with its genocidal policies, has intimidated and lured with tremendous financial incentives the military, the police, the judiciary system, the medical community and all levels of governmental entities, many intermediary agencies, and organ transplant patients and their families into taking part. During the process, the CCP not only brutally murders Falun Gong practitioners in a way that challenges the bottom line of the morality of mankind, but it also devours conscience and human nature and fundamentally destroys people. This has been called a "grotesque form of evil new to this planet", and it will forever remain a lesson for humankind.
Horrifying Facts and Current Situation2.1 Various Hospitals in China, Including Non-Specialty Hospitals and Private Hospitals, Perform a Large Number of Organ Transplants
According to Shi Bingyi, Deputy Director of the Transplant Chapter of the Chinese Medical Association, organ transplant operations are widely conducted across China, like "flowers blooming everywhere." Take Beijing for example. As of the beginning of 2006, 38 agencies were authorized to conduct kidney transplants and 32 agencies were authorized for liver transplants. More agencies are preparing to add transplant operations, including some hospitals that do not necessarily have adequate staff and equipment for these operations.
According to the leads from investigations and private reports, transplant operations are done at many local hospitals under the jurisdiction of the military, Public Security Bureau, and paramilitary police, as well as hospitals ranked second tier and lower. Even hospitals specializing in traditional Chinese medicine, hospitals that specialize in other areas, and private hospitals are seeing an increase in transplants.
At the gate of the Jilin Provincial Kidney Disease Research Center located at China-Japan Bo'ai Traditional Chinese Medicine Hospital in Changchun City, a banner reads, "Chinese medicine [expertise] on kidney diseases advances with time; we are leaders in kidney transplants."
In March 2006, a woman who worked at the Liaoning Provincial Thrombosis Hospital of Integrated Chinese and Western Medicine in Sujiatun, a suburb of Shenyang City, said that her ex-husband, who conducted surgeries at the hospital, told her that in the two years before October 2003, he personally harvested corneas from about 2,000 Falun Gong practitioners. None of these cornea "donors" survived, because they were thrown into a crematory and destroyed after their other organs were harvested by other surgeons. Even their bone marrow, hair, skin, and body fat tissues were snatched and sold. This "operation" started in 2001 and reached its peak in 2002.
In December 2000, Falun Gong practitioners in Mainland China alerted Clearwisdom.net that the police in Mainland China were collaborating with medical doctors to plan the sale of practitioners' organs. The hospitals were given quotas for the organs. One traditional Chinese medicine hospital in Shijiazhuang City received a quota of six.
The Occupational Disease Control and Prevention Center at the Second People's Hospital of Shanxi Province has become a de facto kidney transplant center. The center, located on West Shuangta Street in Taiyuan City, was originally the Taiyuan Municipal Occupational Disease Hospital. Now, more than 100 people await transplants there every day. On August 15, 2006, alone, the center conducted 11 kidney transplants, at a cost of about 100,000 yuan each. The hospital gains approximately 250 million yuan in revenue per year.
The Rende Hospital located in the New and High Technology Industry Development Zone of Weifang City, Shandong Province, is a private hospital with only about 20 staff members. Although small and virtually unheard of, they have conducted quite a few kidney transplants in recent years. According to a doctor at the hospital, just within the month before the Chinese New Year in 2006, they conducted five kidney transplants. In May 2006, they conducted eight kidney transplants. The "donors" are described as young, healthy, and mostly male. All of the operations are done at night. Dr. Cui with the hospital said, "Although our hospital is small, we specialize in [kidney transplants]. The operations are done within 24 hours of the organ's removal from the source body. The quality is absolutely guaranteed. The hospital director personally takes [the kidneys] and does the operations."
According to the Tuberculosis Health Education Website and other websites, the Central Hospital of Shengli Petroleum Administrative Bureau in Dongying, Shandong Province, has become the teaching hospital for Shandong University Medical School, Weifang Medical University, and Jining Medical College. In October 1999, the first kidney transplant was conducted at the hospital. In October 2002, the first liver transplant was conducted at the hospital. Now the hospital has a high capacity for conducting kidney transplants. On April 26, 2002, six kidney transplants were done. From January 9 to 12, 2004, ten kidney transplants and one liver transplant were completed.
2.2 China Becomes the World Organ Transplant Center
On April 30, 2006, a source from within the Shenyang Military Hospital system said, "China tops the world in exports related to live human bodies. China has formed a huge network of organ trade around the globe and has become the global center for organ transplants. Since 2000, China has conducted 85 percent of all the transplants done in the entire world." These numbers were included in a report to the Chinese Communist Party's Military Commission. A few people were promoted to generals for such outstanding "accomplishments" in this field.
At the Orient Organ Transplant Center in Tianjin, more than 85 percent of the patients are non-Chinese. Most of them are from about 20 countries and regions, including Korea, Japan, Malaysia, Egypt, Pakistan, India, Saudi Arabia, Amman, Hong Kong, Macao, and Taiwan. According to a Korean patient who received a kidney transplant from the hospital, 53 liver transplants were done there between December 16 and December 30, 2005.
At the end of March 2006, due to a shortage of beds, besides the beds on the fourth through seventh floors of the hospital, the hospital also leased the eighth floor of the Tianjin International Cardiovascular Hospital to house patients from Korea. Transplant patients also filled the third through sixth floors of Huaxia Hotel and floors 24 and 25 of the Tiancai Hotel. Even these additional accommodations were sometimes insufficient.
According to reports on Xinhua Net and the Chinese Hepatology website, the new Oriental Organ Transplant Center building officially opened on September 1, 2006. The center, with 500 beds and occupying 46,000 square meters, has over 10,000 "annual bed turnovers" for patients. The surgery center can accommodate nine liver transplants and eight kidney transplants simultaneously. It is the largest comprehensive transplant center in Asia. While focusing on liver transplants, other transplants such as kidney, pancreas, bone, skin, hair, stem cell, heart, lung, cornea, and throat transplants will also be widely done.
The Tianjin-based Today Evening News published an article entitled, "Opening of the New Oriental Organ Transplant Center Building Signals More Transplants." The article described a Korean patient's experience in obtaining a new kidney. The patient arrived in China in May 2006. He originally planned to have a kidney transplant at the Renji Hospital in Shanghai. However, the hospital received orders from higher authorities to temporarily halt organ transplants in the city. He was transferred to the First People's Hospital of Zhejiang Province in Hangzhou on June 3. He saw patients from all over the world and of all races. The organs were all taken by doctors in military uniforms from inmates serving prison terms. At Zhongshan Hospital in Shanghai, six kidney transplants were done during one night in early September 2005. The recipients were from Korea and Japan. In Korea there are companies specializing in arranging kidney transplant trips to Shanghai, Guangdong, Tianjin, Chongqing, and other areas of China.
Gaoxin Hospital in Xi'An, Shaanxi Province, is a joint venture with a Britain-based hospital administration company. Its organ transplant center opened in 2003. The highest-ranking expert there is Dr. Shi Bingyi, who is from the organ transplant center of the Military 309 Hospital in Beijing. The transplant center at Gaoxin Hospital has drawn a large number of non-Chinese patients for kidney, liver, and heart transplants. In the last two years, more than 500 kidney transplants were done at the hospital. According to Fan Yuhui, deputy director of the transplant center, the center is in command of a huge organ donor source and can speedily match the patients with donors and guarantee that organs are quickly transplanted after removal from the source body. This is the main attraction for many overseas transplant brokerage companies.
The Department of Health of the Republic of China (Taiwan) said that by the end of July 2006, approximately 6,900 patients were awaiting organ transplants in Taiwan. However, only 570 transplants are done every year in Taiwan, driving many patients to Beijing, Tianjin, and Guangdong to seek organ transplants.
2.3 Some Horrifying "Records"
A China Times report from May 1, 2006, said that Chung Gung Hospital in Xiamen, which was heavily funded by two major Taiwanese companies, would open by the end of the year. The hospital has a planned capacity of 4,500 beds and will focus primarily on organ transplants. A Taiwanese businessman living in Xiamen said that more than 3,000 kidney transplants were done at a third-tier hospital in Zhangzhou (near Xiamen), Fujian Province, every year. At least a quarter of the patients are from Taiwan. He projects that profits from Chung Gung Hospital will be outstanding.
At a Boston gathering on July 24, Dr. Torsten Trey from Germany condemned the Chinese Communist Party's practice of organ harvesting from living Falun Gong practitioners. Dr. Trey said that he was told by a surgeon from Tianjin that the hospital this surgeon works at is one of three hospitals in Tianjin that are qualified to conduct organ transplants. They do about 2,000 liver transplant operations a year. "This number exceeds the number operations done in all of Germany in one year." Dr. Trey was in Boston to attend the first World Transplant Congress.
The website for Xiangya Hospital of Central South University said that on April 28, 2006, the transplant center of the hospital completed 17 organ transplants, including two liver transplants, seven kidney transplants, and eight cornea transplants. It said, "Accomplishing such a large number of transplants within one day indicates that organ transplants have become routine at our hospital." On May 26, 2005, 15 transplants were done at the hospital. On September 3, seven heart, liver, or kidney transplants were done at the hospital.
According to an article in Beijing Business Today on September 7, 2005, Guan Delin, deputy director of the First Hospital of Tsinghua University and also deputy director of the Beijing Municipal Organ Transplant Center, had completed "over 2,700 kidney transplants, 40-plus kidney transplants between family members, and almost 20 pancreas-kidney combined transplants." Three years ago, Guan was given the title of honorary director of the Renal Disease Hospital in Yunnan Province. On May 25, 2006, he directed and conducted eight kidney transplants.
The "Transplant in North China" website, which is hosted by the Transplant Center of First Hospital of Jilin University, says, "Professor Fu Yaowen of the transplant center has worked with others to complete over 2,600 homologous kidney transplants, over 20 autologous kidney transplants, and has a wealth of experience." Sources say that Fu's wife, Sun Suping, is currently the chief judge at the Changchun Economic and Technological Development Zone Court, with tight connections to the Public Security Bureau, Procuratorate, and legal systems of Jilin Province. She is well acquainted with many organ sources. The hospital is in the process of constructing a new building for the kidney transplant center and is actively seeking resources to expand the operation.
The website for the organ transplant center of the Second Hospital of the Military General Hospital said that Deputy Director Shi Bingyi of the center has personally conducted over 1,200 kidney transplants, 1,111 liver transplants, two heart transplants, two pancreas-kidney combined transplants, two liver-kidney combined transplants, and five stem cell transplants.
A source said, "During the years 2000 and 2001, kidney transplants were done even on Saturdays and Sundays at Chaoyang Hospital in Beijing. The record was 21 operations in one day; sometimes they did 14 operations a day. On weekdays, these operations were also common."
Another source form Dalian City, Liaoning Province, said, "Not long ago, a relative of mine was referred by the Third People's Hospital in Dalian City to the Shandong Eye Institute. The Eye Institute confirmed that his cornea needed replacement. On only the third day of his hospital stay, he had a cornea transplant operation. There are many younger doctors at the hospital, and many patients from all parts of the country. Hospital beds are in short supply. The doctors are very busy and do more than a dozen transplant operations a day."
Lin Minzhuan, director of the transplantation division at the Guangzhou Economic-Technological Development Zone Hospital (formerly director of the Organ Transplantation Blood Purification Center at the Zhujiang Hospital of the First Military Medical University), has conducted over 2,000 kidney transplants.
Taiping People's Hospital of Dongguan City, Guangdong Province, which is only ranked a second-tier hospital, began organ transplant operations in 1999. Most of the patients are from other countries. By now, more than 2,000 transplants have been completed at the hospital. In the first three months of 2006 alone, the doctors at the hospital conducted over 300 kidney transplants.
What untold tragedies lie behind these "glorious achievements!"
(To be continued)