Abundance of Organs Transplanted Still a Reason for Suspicion
(Clearwisdom.net) Investigations into the Chinese Communist Party's (CCP) crimes of harvesting organs from living Falun Gong has drawn attention from around the world. Despite the CCP's denials, the apparent abundance of organs available for transplant inside China remains a grave concern. Below are three accounts sent in by sources in China.
One week to find a suitable liver for transplant
One of my friends is a senior manager in a foreign-based company. He was diagnosed with liver cancer on February 2010 and required surgery. Within a week, on February 25, doctors at the Zhongshan Medical School in Guangzhou City notified him that a suitable liver had been located and that they could do the surgery immediately. According to my friend, four other people were to have liver transplants at the same time as he, and several others were to have kidney transplants. All the patients were told that the organs were from executed prisoners. The First Hospital of Zhongshan Medical School is located on No. 2 Zhongshan Road in the Yuexiu District in Guangzhou City.
Newspaper report leaves source of kidney transplants unaccounted for
An article dated March 4, 2011, in the Dahe Newspaper from Zhengzhou City, Henan Province, reported that there had been over 400 kidney transplants in Henan Province in 2010. The same article stated that there were only four voluntary donors that year. The article also went on to say that the organs used in transplants mainly came from the voluntary donations of prisoners facing the death penalty. In a culture where the concept of violating the “whole body” after death is still largely taboo, it is highly unlikely that 400 executed prisoners from the same province donated their organs in the same year.
Relative receives a kidney transplant seven days after tissue sampling
One of my relatives was diagnosed with chronic renal failure in 1999. By 2001, his kidney had deteriorated to the extent that he required a transplant. The surgery took place in the Third Hospital of Beijing University. Prior to 2001, there was no department for kidney transplants in that hospital.
It only took seven days from the time the doctors took tissue samples from my relative to him having surgery. Another patient had tissue samples taken the same day, and had surgery the day after my relative's. During surgery, the doctor found the transplant kidney was not suitable and had to abort the operation until the following day, when they obtained another kidney. We were told that the kidneys came from Shenyang City.