Investigation Leads: Jinzhou City Number 205 Hospital in Liaoning Province Harvests Organs from Living People for Huge Profit, and Other Information (Photo)
- Investigation Lead: Jinzhou City Number 205 Hospital in Liaoning Province Harvests Organs from Living People for Huge Profit
- Investigation Lead: General Hospital of the People's Armed Police Forces in Beijing Performs Liver Transplants, Detains Prisoners
- Investigation Lead: The Privately-owned Rende Hospital in Weifang City in Shandong Province Has Performed Many Kidney Transplants
1. Investigation Lead: Jinzhou City Number 205 Hospital in Liaoning Province Harvests Organs from Living People for Huge Profit
According to reliable sources, the Jinzhou City Number 205 Hospital in Liaoning Province has secretly paid several prisons and forced labor camps in Liaoning Province to obtain 24 prisoners, including Falun Gong practitioners, for live organ harvesting. The hospital plans to transplant the organs into 32 patients from France, Great Britain, Spain and Hong Kong. The going cost is three times the market price. Several trustworthy sources verified that the majority of these people that were taken to Number 205 Hospital are hidden in the hospital's Urology Department. The hospital has assigned the following medical professionals to perform the secret live organ harvesting: Physician-In-Charge (Chief organ transplant surgeon) Chen Rongshan, Deputy Physician-In-Charge Zong Bin, Head Nurse Chen Bin and other staff members: Liu Suxia, Jin Xiangyang, Zhang Lili, Miao Huanyu, Zhang Yang, Tong Haiying, Kong Tao, Pang Xiaobo, Ma Xiaofeng, Yu Lina, Sun Yuanyuan.
2. Investigation Lead: General Hospital of the People's Armed Police Forces in Beijing Performs Liver Transplants, Detains Prisoners
Zheng Dequan, 33, suffered a severe liver condition in June 2005. His sister, who works at the Pingdu City People's Hospital at Shandong Province, arranged for him to have a medical exam. The diagnosis was that he needed a liver transplant. The hospital did not have a good supply of livers or the advanced technologies needed for such an operation. His sister told him to go to the General Hospital of the People's Armed Police Forces in Beijing immediately.
Upon arrival, they were told, "You came just at the right time. Two other patients with the same need have been waiting already for a few days. We just received three livers." Mr. Zheng was "fortunate" to receive a transplant. But, there was only a matching liver for him and not for the others. Two livers were wasted. His family member said that Professor Zang performed the liver transplant.
Zheng's family member said that because the other two livers could not be used, the hospital forced them to pay 400,000 yuan for all three livers, even though he received just one. They also saw a lot of people who appeared to be prisoners at the General Hospital of the People's Armed Forces at Beijing.
3. Investigation Lead: The Privately-owned Rende Hospital in Weifang City in Shandong Province Has Performed Many Kidney Transplants
Rende Hospital in Weifang City, Shandong Province is a privately-owned hospital, located at 4 Hehuan Road, High-Tech Industry Development Zone at Weifang City. There are only 20 employees in the entire hospital. Even though it is a private hospital, it performs the most kidney transplants in Weifang City, and ranks among the top hospitals in Shandong Province.
The hospital president, Liu Zongjian, a physician with a Bachelor's degree, was born in Weifang City, Cangyi County, in October 1965. He left the Urology Department of Weifang City People's Hospital to establish Rende Hospital ten years ago. His hospital has performed many kidney transplant operations since it was established, with the majority during the past few years. It is difficult for people to understand how a private hospital can obtain such a large supply of kidneys. The doctors at this hospital boast, "We might have the largest kidney supply in Shandong Province."
This hospital performed five kidney transplants during the month before the Chinese New Year 2006. Two recipients (one male and one female) were from Weifang City. The kidney donor for the male patient, Mr. Zhang Hongtao (around 30 years old), was Mr. Zhao, 26, from Cangyi County. The kidney source for the female patient is unknown. They paid 30,000 yuan for a kidney and the total transplant came to 65,000 yuan. One recipient was Mr. Zhang Chunming, 50, from Anqiu City and the kidney was supplied from a person from Cangyi County. The other two recipients were a male and a female from Binzhou City and the kidney sources are unknown.
The price for a kidney has increased from 30,000 yuan to 50,000 yuan. Rende Hospital performed eight kidney transplants in May, and at least four transplants per month during June and July. The doctor at the hospital said that the kidneys came from healthy young donors, most of whom were male. The transplants were performed at night. Also, there are many kidneys available this week and patients have been told they need to hurry up. We also were told that there were transplants performed during the weekend of August 19 and 20.
The Rende Hospital uses anesthetists from other hospitals.
In addition, Director Li from Rende Hospital said, "We have a lot of kidneys available to us. We did eight transplants last month and all patients have left the hospital. We have a patient from Wulian County (at Rizhao City of Shandong Province). Also, Mr. Qin, who just had a transplant, is from Wulian.
"This operation is absolutely safe. The hospital president performs the operation himself. He has been to Beijing and Canada to learn transplant techniques, which makes him an expert. He can perform operations without any difficulties. Additionally, we have a lot of kidneys available to us. We did eight transplants last month.
"Come for the type matching test today. We will have kidney supplies tomorrow. Maybe there is a match for you. But, if we can't find a matching kidney, although we have kidneys available to us, you'll still have to wait.
"Though our hospital is smaller than any other hospital in Qingdao City of Shandong Province, we specialize in dialysis services and kidney transplants."
Doctor Cui from Rende Hospital said, "We might have the largest kidney supply in Shandong Province."
"We specialize in kidney transplants. We only do this."
"Our kidney supply sources are from all over the country."
"We perform the transplant within 24 hours of taking the kidney from the donor. We guarantee the quality of the kidney. Also the hospital president removes (the kidney) himself. He does the transplant operation himself."
Privately-owned Rende Hospital has performed many kidney transplants