Investigation Lead: An Organ Transplant Center Newly Established at Jilin University's No. 1 Hospital, Changchun City
Preface: The existence of organ harvesting from living Falun Gong practitioners and the immediate cremation of their bodies to destroy the evidence was exposed in April 2006. Soon after, the Falun Dafa Association and the Minghui/Clearwisdom website founded the "Coalition to Investigate the Persecution of Falun Gong in China" (CIPFG; also called "Coalition to Investigate the Persecution"). The CIPFG collects information from those willing to come forward. CIPFG asks people who know the truth to further expose the crimes concerning illegal organ harvesting in China. We call on all people of conscience to lend your help in exposing the facts of this vicious persecution of Falun Gong practitioners inside the secret concentration camps, forced labor camps, prisons and hospitals in Mainland China. The sooner this atrocity is fully exposed, the sooner this brutal persecution will end. Below is information that came to light recently.
Investigation Lead: the organ transplant center at the Jilin University No.1 Hospital is located underground and the organ sources are dubious
The medical staff at the Organ Transplant Center of No.1 Hospital affiliated with Jilin University is primarily from the former Organ Transplant Group of the Urology Surgical Department at the Jilin University Sino-Japanese Friendship Hospital (the No. 3 Hospital). The staff were transferred from the No. 3 Hospital at the end of April 2006. The director of the former organ transplant section Fu Yaowen, the original head nurse and some other doctors introduced advanced technology and formed the Organ Transplant Center at No.1 Hospital of Jilin University (No. 2 Urology Surgical Section). The transplant surgeries have since commenced.
According to the staff there, many patients have recently arrived. Sometimes the small hallway is filled with people. Its in-patient ward is located underground. Patients come from all over the country; The more than 20 hospital beds are now occupied. The organ sources are unknown. Whether the organ sources are from Falun Gong practitioners is being investigated.
The Organ Transplant Center of the No.1 Hospital is located underground, just under the first floor of the in-patient building. The rooms are gloomy and quite hidden. For security, there are an inspection office and an armed police office. Our investigation has discovered that the Political Consultation Committee manages the center, which indicates this is a suspicious state-level crime. Following is the author's observation during a visit to the center for a consultation:
I went down through several curved staircases from the first floor in the in-patient building of this hospital. I came to the main basement hall. The area was dimly lit. At the right side of the hall was the hospital staff cafeteria. Turning left, I immediately faced the door entering the organ transplant center. An announcement board hung on the wall. Around ten people gathering in front of the door. Many wore large face masks and looked very weak.
I went inside for the consultation. The staff members looked very busy. A big desk stood in the middle of the room. A person was busy answering phone calls. I heard him saying, "The money we got does not belong to hospital but to someone in upper authority ¡V the political consultant committee. The political consultant committee is in charge of this issue."
A doctor named Song from the No.1 Hospital said that he had only worked there for three months. I heard two people close by mentioned there would be a class on Saturday given by a professor from the urology surgical section. (It might be a short-term training for staff)
There is a small room on the right side of this entrance room, with six or seven bunk beds tightly placed inside. The consultation was conducted at such a hidden place and was done one on one. Here was what I learned: A kidney transplant will cost more than 100,000 Yuan total. The hospital check-up prior to the surgery is 4,000 Yuan. The cost for hospital stay and surgery is 50,000 Yuan. The kidney source costs 15,000 Yuan. The surgery will last around two hours. After the transplant surgery, the patient should also frequently visit the hospital for medications and medical check-ups.
A middle-aged man said he had undergone a kidney transplant in 2004 at Jilin University's No.3 Hospital. He had waited for two months for a kidney. At that time there were many patients who had organ transplants. The primary doctors were Fu Yaowen, Xing Guangjun and Zhou Honglan.
A female patient who had just undergone an organ transplant surgery five months ago said she had the surgery in March 2006. There were four patients then who had surgeries at the same time. Sometimes there were ten surgeries in one afternoon. Each surgery would take two hours, headed by one primary doctor, one associate doctor and five or six assistants. Sometimes, due to lack of staff, some staff would continue working on another surgery after finishing the previous one. The patients didn't know the source of the kidneys. Some doctors might tell patients the age and gender of the organ donors. Most organs came from men in their 30s or some in in their 20s.
This organ transplant center performed 176 organ transplants in 2005. The patients' waiting time for organs is from a few weeks to several months.
There are currently 16 doctors, 4 research staff, 18 nurses, 2 technicians and 4 assistant nurses at this organ transplant center.
Following is the list of the main staff who have high or median titles:
Fu Yaowen, Director, professor, Ph.D, instructor for Ph. D. students
Following are the doctors for organ transplant surgeons:
Xing Guangjun, Professor, instructor for graduate student
Xu Ning, associate professor, instructor for graduate students, Ph.D
Song Zhiyu, associate professor, instructor for graduate student, Ph.D
Zhou Honglan, associate professor, instructor for graduate student, Ph.D
Wang Jinguo, Doctor, Ph.D
Wang Gang, Doctor, Ph.D
Organ transplant office:
Li Lujiang, Associate-chief technician
Organ transplant research office:
Xue Lijuan, Professor, instructor for graduate students, Ph.D
Zhang Wenfeng, associate professor, instructor for graduate students, Ph.D
Blood purification room:
Wang Zhihong, associate professor, instructor for graduate students, Ph.D
Doctors in charge of transplant surgeries:
Fu Yaowen (professor), Xing Guangjun, Zhou Hong, Song Zhiyu, Wang Jinguo, Wang Gang, Li Lujiang, Xue Lijuan, Zhang Wenfeng, Wang Zhihong, Sun Ling, Zhai Xiuyu, Jiang Honglan
Wang Gang, Director, person in charge, 86-13654398452 (Cell), 86-431-5612906, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
No. 2 Urology Surgical Section (Organ Transplant Center): 86-431-5612906, 86-431-5612908
There are two notice boards at the fourth floor of the main hospital building. On the left board, it is listed that Rare Diseases Diagnosis Center, 86-431-5612291, 86-431-8887053, 86-431-5612168, Fax: 86-431-5612168; there is another notice board on the right that the organ transplant center used to make announcement.
There is a notice board on the Third Floor, main building of the No.1 Hospital, introducing 6,000 successful liver transplants in China. Main person in charge: Zhang Ping, Associate Professor, 86-431-5612421.