Investigation Leads: People's Liberation Army 201 Hospital Participating in Live Organ Harvesting
(Clearwisdom.net) Since the Chinese Communist Party's inhumane and criminal practice of harvesting organs from living Falun Gong practitioners and then cremating their bodies was exposed, the Falun Dafa Association and Minghui website (Chinese version of Clearwisdom.net) founded the "Coalition to Investigate the Persecution of Falun Gong On-site in China" on April 4, 2006. The coalition calls for people from all walks of life and any organizations to form a united investigation group to gather possible leads for investigation of illegal organ harvesting. The following are some leads we obtained recently. We hope all kindhearted people who have special knowledge about such activities will assist us in continuing to expose the inside stories of labor camps, prisons, and hospitals in China, that are colluding with each other to persecute Falun Gong practitioners. Together we are striving to end the persecution.
Investigation Lead: People's Liberation Army 201 Hospital Participating in Live Organ Harvesting
Di Wu (pseudonym), male, from Liaoning Province, suffered from kidney disease for a long time. He was told that the People's Liberation Army 201 Hospital, located in Liaoyang, could perform kidney transplants. He went through matching tests in mid-March 2006. The hospital told him to wait for information at home.
In November of the same year, the hospital phoned him and told him they had found a kidney source. Then there was no news for a long time afterwards. When he eventually went to the hospital he learned that the kidney in question had been used for another patient from Harbin.
In late December he got another phone call from the hospital. He was told a kidney was available and he could undergo an operation the next day. Di Wu took the night train to Liaoyang. But since his money did not come in time, the kidney was used in another patient. Reportedly, this patient was from Liaoyang and had only completed his matching test less than a month earlier.
We have learned that the head doctor for transplants is Zhen Changchun, a retired and re-employed ex-director of Uropoiesis Surgical Department, who serves in the army. The assisting doctor, Zhang Wujie, is also serving in the army. All kidney transplants were performed by these two doctors. The other three doctors in the department were not performing organ transplants.
List of doctors on the Human Organ Transplant Practice Committee, the Ministry of Health:
Ding Yitao, Nanjing University; affiliated with Gulou Hospital
Yu Lixin, Southern Medical University; affiliated with Southern Hospital
Wang Xuehao, Nanjing Medical University No. 1 Affiliated Hospital
Wang Chunsheng, Fudan University; affiliated with Zhongshan Hospital
Lu Yiping, Sichuan University, Huaxi Hospital
Fu Zhiren, Shanghai No. 2 Military Medical University No. 2 Affiliated Hospital
Ye Qifa, Central South University, Xiangya Hospital
Shi Binyi, General Hospital of People's Liberation Army
Liu Yongfeng, China Medical University No. 1 Affiliated Hospital
Zhu Jiye, Peking University, People's Hospital
Shen Zhongyang, Tianjin City No. 1 Central Hospital
Li Ning, Capital Medical University; affiliated with Chaoyang Hospital
Li Hongwei, Shanghai Jiaotong University; affiliated with Ruijin Hospital
Leng Xisheng, Peking University, People's Hospital
Min Zhilian, Shanghai No. 2 Military Medical University No. 2 Affiliated Hospital
Zhang Yuhai, Capital Medical University; affiliated with Beijing Youyi Hospital
Zhang Zhitai, Capital Medical University; affiliated with Anzhen Hospital
Wu Mengchao, Shanghai No. 2 Military Medical University, Dongfang Courage Surgical Hospital
Yan Lunan, Sichuan University, Huaxi Hospital
He Xiaoshun, Zhongshan University No. 1 Affiliated Hospital
Chen Jianghua, Zhejiang University No. 1 Affiliated Hospital
Chen Zhonghua, Huazhong Science and Technology University, Tongji Medical School; affiliated with Tongji Hospital
Chen Guihua, Zhongshan University No. 3 Affiliated Hospital
Yang Jiamei, Shanghai No. 2 Military Medical University, Dongfang Courage Surgical Hospital
Zheng Keli, Guangdong Province No. 2 People's Hospital
Zheng Shuseng, Zhejiang University No. 1 Affiliated Hospital
Hu Shengshou, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences, Fuwai Cardiovascular Disease Hospital
Tang Xiaoda, Shanghai Jiaotong University No. 1 Affiliated Hospital
Xia Qiuming, Harrbin Medical University No. 2 Affiliated Hospital
Huang Jiefu, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences, Beijing Xiehe Hospital
Wen Hao, Xinjiang Medical University No. 1 Affiliated Hospital
Dong Jiahong, General Hospital of People's Liberation Army
Qiu Fazu, Huazhong Science and Technology, Tongji Medical School; affiliated with Tongji Hospital
Liao Chongxian, Fujian Medical University; affiliated with Xiehe Hospital
Fan Jia, Shanghai Fudan University; affiliated with Zhongshan Hospital
Xue Wujun, Xian Jiaotong University No. 1 Affiliated Hospital
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List of Committee members in the Human Organ Transplant Practice Committee, the Ministry of Health:
Qiu Fazu, Academician, Huazhong Science and Technology, Tongji Medical School
Fan Shangda, Academician, Hong Kong University, Mary Hospital
Chairman Huang Jiefu, Deputy Minister of the Ministry of Health
Vice Chairman Wang Yu, director of the Department of Medical Administration
Zhang Zongjiu, deputy director of the Department of Medical Administration
Meng Qun, deputy director of the Department of Science and Education
Wang Jianrong, deputy director of the Department of Law and Policy
Qi Guoming, president of the Chinese Medical Association
Wang Debing, vice president of the Chinese Doctors Association
Pan Xuetian, vice president of the Chinese Hospitals Association
Wu Mengchao, academician, president of Shanghai Dongfang Courage Surgical Hospital
Zheng Shusen, academician, president of Zhejiang University Medical School No. 1 Affiliated Hospital
Zhao Minggang, division chief of the Quality Appraisal Administrative Office, Department of Medical Administration
Zhu Jiye, director of Courage Surgical Department, Peking University, People's Hospital
Wang Beijing, lawyer, director of Legal consulting office, Peking University No. 1 Hospital
Di Xiaomei, professor, Life and Ethics Research Center, China Xiehe Medical University
Zhao Minggang, director of the Division of Quality and Policy Control (concurrent)
Zhu Jiye, director of the Courage Surgical Department, Peking University, People's Hospital (concurrent)
Investigation Lead: Beijing Garrison Area Army Political Commissar Obtained a Liver from a "Donor" in Approximately One Week
Li Wenhua, male, is a political commissar with the Beijing Garrison Area Army. During the 1989 Tiananmen Massacre he lead a firing squad to fire on students. At that time he was a division commander with the No. 27 Army. After the Tiananmen Massacre he rose to a higher position, as the political commissar. On July 27, 2007, Li had a liver transplant at the Beijing 301 Hospital.
According to Li's relatives, six months ago during a physical exam, a rice-sizes pathological change was discovered in his liver. They used laser treatment to destroy it. Six months later it had developed into a thumb-sized change. The Central Military Committee ordered staff to treat Li's disease by whatever method was necessary.
Doctors decided to do a liver transplant. Within about eight days they had found a liver "donor." Reportedly, it was from a 32-year-old "death penalty prisoner." They invited an expert doctor from Chengde. As soon as the doctor left Chengde, they removed the liver from the "prisoner" and transported the liver by helicopter to the 301 Hospital. Reportedly, it took 40 minutes to transport the liver to the hospital.
We think that several points need to be investigated here:
First, finding a matching donor only took about a week. How could this have been done so quickly if they didn't already have a large number of "donors" whose blood types and health conditions were previously known?
Second, do all death-penalty prisoners have routine organ matching exams? If not, how could they know which prisoner could provide a matching liver within seven or eight days?
Third, is it doctors that decide the time and place for a prisoner to be executed? They said the liver was removed as soon as the doctor departed from Chengde.
It is known that of all possible sources of organ "donors," Falun Gong practitioners are thought to be the healthiest. For an "important person" like Li, for whom the Central Military Committee gave an order to save, it is very likely they used an organ from a living practitioner. In the meantime, a large number of living donors also proves that Falun Gong practitioners are used as the main organ sources.
Investigation Lead: Where Did So Many Executed Prisoners Come From?
In 2001, I was a translator for a South Korean kidney transplant patient at Beijing Chaoyang Hospital. I was told by family members of the patient that they had waited for a suitable donor for three years and they said the organ donor was an "executed prisoner." In South Korea, even a murderer wouldn't be executed by gun shot. They use hanging or lifetime imprisonment. But their organs are not allowed to be used for transplant. Two days later, a famous person from Gaoxiong, Taiwan, also received an organ transplant in the hospital. During the same period of time, there were several people who received transplants there.
Two days ago when I was in Shenyang, my client told me that the relative of a coworker of his had a kidney transplant at 463 Hospital in April 2006. He didn't have to wait at all. This meant they had plenty of organ sources. The doctor said they did 64 organ transplant operations during 2005 in the hospital, and some other bigger hospitals, and the Army General Hospital also performed 20 to 30 each. Where did so many executed prisoners come from?
Investigation Lead: Xi'an Jiaotong University No. 1 Affiliated Hospital Performed Liver Transplant
According to reports, in April 2006 Xi'an Jiaotong University No. 1 Affiliated Hospital performed 10 liver transplants. Only one patient has survived so far.