Huaxi Hospital’s Organ Transplant Practices Raise Red Flags

July 01, 2015 | By a Falun Gong practitioner in China

( Evidence of the Chinese Communist Party’s involvement in harvesting organs from living prisoners of conscience was first disclosed in 2006. Although the international community has condemned this atrocity, China is still considered one of the world’s top transplant tourism destinations.

The following are a few of the many suspicious organ transplant surgeries that were performed at the Huaxi Hospital in Sichuan Province, China after 2006.

Three Donor Livers Become Available Within 60 Days

The Chengdu Business Daily in China earlier this month carried a series of articles on the plight of Liu Shengping, a music teacher at Chengdu College of Arts and Science.

He was diagnosed with cirrhosis of the liver and had waited in a local hospital for nearly 60 days for a liver transplant.

However, when doctors made two livers available to him, on two separate occasions, he was unable to come up with the requisite 300,000 yuan (about $48,000 US) to cover the costs of his liver transplantation.

Having lost all hope of ever being able to afford the operation that would save his life, he gave his students “one last lesson.”

When news of his heartfelt story began to go viral, donations started to pour in. On June 3, 2015 a donor liver had suddenly become available, and a successful liver transplantation was performed on the morning of June 4.

The Chengdu Business Daily did not bother to mention the source of the first two livers, nor how it was possible that all three livers had mysteriously become available within a short two-month period.

However, the newspaper did reveal the source of the third liver, saying, “On June 3, a liver donor was transported from Beijing to the hospital where Liu Shengping had been staying, arriving at 1:50 a.m. Was this the opportunity that Mr. Lui had been waiting for?”

“The doctor on duty explained: ‘The donor was a 31-year-old man who had just died from a stroke. When we checked on the health of his liver, we found that all medical parameters were within normal range. Thus, we concluded that he would make a suitable donor for Mr. Liu’s liver transplant surgery. We went ahead and scheduled the operation for the next morning.’”

The article did not mention the doctor’s name or his position at the hospital, nor did it give any details about the donor, such as his name and occupation; the time of his stroke and eventual death; the time of the transplant operation; how the hospital had been able to quickly ascertain that the donor was a perfect match for Mr. Lui; the procedure that the hospital followed to ensure that the donor had indeed willingly donated his organs to humanity, and whether he was conscious when he arrived at the hospital.

Finding a Liver Within Two Days

The Tianfu Morning newspaper reported on a three-day liver transplantation that had involved eight professors and eight nurses at the Huaxi Liver Transplant Center in Huaxi Hospital, from September 12 to 14, 2006. The first transplant of its kind had been performed there in 2005, and had been hailed a complete success.

Huang Fuyu volunteered to donate a portion of her liver to her husband, Lan Siquan, who had been suffering from an acute case of cirrhosis of the liver.

The couple had entered Huaxi Hospital on September 5, 2006. However, when doctors reviewed the results of Huang’s physical exam on September 10, they concluded that although her liver was very healthy, it was small. Thus, removing too much of it from her body would likely put her life at risk.

“Thus, after many rounds of discussions,” the newspaper reported, “the Liver Transplant Center in Huaxi Hospital decided to perform a challenging multi-liver transplantation.”

“Fortunately, the center managed to find a suitable volunteer donor within two days of the couple’s scheduled surgeries. The husband and wife bid farewell to each other from their gurneys, and the doctors successfully performed the transplantations.”

The article failed to address the unlikelihood of the hospital finding a suitable, healthy volunteer donor within such a short span of time; nor did it provide any pertinent information about the donor, such as his name, place of residence, and cause of death.

It makes one wonder if this “volunteer” donor had actually come from a large organ bank of people who are being systematically killed in order to fuel China’s international organ trade.

Conflicting Evidence Regarding Lung Transplantation

The Yanzhao Metropolitan News on September 12, 2007, reprinted an article from Chengdu Daily, titled, “The first successful whole lung transplantation.”

The article states, “A reporter from Chengdu Daily attended a press conference held at Huaxi Hospital and found that doctors there had performed China’s first successful whole-lung transplant on August 8, 2007.”

The patient, 38-year-old Huang Yisheng, had been employed at a Shannxi City coal mine for 17 years. One day in December 2006, he collapsed while working and was taken to a local hospital. Several doctors diagnosed him with severe pulmonary fibrosis and pneumoconiosis, or black lung disease—caused by inhaling excessive amounts of coal dust.

An investigative journalist had called Huaxi Hospital and asked a doctor about lung transplantation. The doctor explained, “Since the lung is a respiratory organ connected directly to the heart, lung transplantation is by far the most difficult organ transplant to perform.”

When the journalist asked for the name of the surgeon who had performed Huang’s organ transplantation, the doctor became very evasive.

The article also mentioned that all of the transplantation surgeons at Huaxi Hospital were taught how to perform surgery on animals.

So when did these Chinese surgeons first begin to perform human organ transplants, and how long have they been performing experimental human lung transplants?

The article did note that another hospital in China had previously performed a successful half-lung transplantation, but it did not mention if this same type of transplantation had been carried out at Huaxi Hospital.

However, if China’s first whole-lung transplantation was indeed performed at Huaxi Hospital—as the article claims it was—then why wasn’t there any mention of any half-lung transplants being performed there?

How did the main transplantation surgeon, Liu Lunxu, manage to successfully perform a whole-lung transplantation without prior experience in half-lung transplants?

Is it possible that the hospital is covering up the fact that it has been performing half-lung transplants, and possibly whole-lung transplants, for quite some time now?

A few days after the Yanzhao Metropolitan News article first appeared, an investigative journalist posing as a prospective donor recipient called the hospital and asked a doctor on duty, “Where do you manage to find matching donor lungs, and in record time, too?” The doctor replied, “You should just concern yourself with coming up with the money for the surgery. We have donors.”

When the journalist asked, “When did your hospital first begin to perform experimental transplants on humans, and what is your success rate?” The doctor answered, “These are sensitive questions. I cannot answer your questions. All I can say is please don’t worry.”

From the doctor’s own words, one can easily see that the source of the hospital’s organs is questionable, at best.

Also, a hospital would not advertise its lung-transplantation services if its surgeons’ skills and techniques were not up to par.

That being so, it is likely that Huaxi Hospital has been secretly performing whole-lung transplants for many years now.

The Huaxi Hospital website states that in 2006, “140 liver transplants were performed within the past four years under the direction of Dr. Yan Lunan at the Huaxi Liver Transplantation Center. Among these cases, only seven donors were family members.”

Assuming that these figures are correct, is it possible that at least some of those 140 livers had come from Falun Gong practitioners, who are being routinely persecuted by the Chinese regime for their faith?

A lot of hard evidence indicates that this may be so.

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Category: Organ Harvesting

Condemning the CCP for Harvesting Organs from the Living (Photos)

September 30, 2012 | By Su Rong, Minghui correspondent

( The Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) harvesting of organs from living Falun Gong practitioners shocked the international community when it became known in 2006 and has been condemned ever since. Recently, the United State Congress held a hearing on the CCP’s harvesting of organs from political dissidents and religious believers. At the United National Human Rights Council meeting, international organizations proposed to conduct an immediate investigation into the CCP’s live organ harvesting. This development drew people’s attention to this issue again. Doctors, lawyers, judges, elected officials, movie directors, and the public strongly condemn the CCP’s reprehensible practice and call for an end to the atrocity.

Doctors against Forced Organ Harvesting appeals to the United Nations to pay attention to the CCP’s organ harvesting

On September 26, 2012, Doctors against Forced Organ Harvesting (DAFOH), an organization made up of doctors from several countries, handed over a petition with 23,000 signatures to Susan Rice, US representative to the UN, at UN Headquarters in New York. DAFOH called on the US government to exert pressure on the Chinese Communist regime to stop the forced organ harvesting. The appeal also called on the US to release information on live organ harvesting that Wang Lijun, former head of Chongqing Police Bureau, submitted to the US Consulate in Chongqing when he went there to seek asylum.

About 10,000 organ transplants are done in China annually. The wait in the United States for a compatible organ is about three years; in China, as short as a few weeks. Based on the number of transplants and the short wait time, DAFOH stated, “There must be a large number of live organ donors in China. The largest group of victims is Falun Gong practitioners.” The petition estimated that, since 2000, at least 60,000 Falun Gong practitioners have died from forced organ harvesting. Their organs were sold at high prices. Dr. Torsten Trey, Executive Director of DAFOH, said: “We hope to break the silence, and ask the United States to pay attention to this issue instead of just being an observer. We hope to see an international investigation that will get to the root of the problem. ”

Dr. Wenyi Wang of DAFOH, who assisted in handing over the petition, said, “China is a signatory of the United Nations Convention against Torture. We are submitting this letter is to remind people that Communist China does not act in accordance with the Declaration; the international community has an obligation to urge it to comply with this treaty.”

Former head of organ transplant group calls on the government of Taiwan to better advise those going to to China for organ transplants

Dr. Wen-Je Ko, former head of the Organ Transplant Group and Director of the Trauma Management Department at the hospital of National Taiwan University, asked the Taiwanese government to address the issue of patients going to mainland China for organ transplantation in order to have them avoid becoming accomplices in the CCP’s organ trafficking.

Dr. Wen-Je Ko, former head of the Organ Transplant Group at National Taiwan University Hospital

Dr. Ko said, “Regarding organ transplantation in mainland China, I think the Taiwan government should state a position. It cannot close its eyes and pretend to know nothing. That is not good.”

Taiwan Central Radio Broadcasting Station interviews human rights lawyer

Teresa Chu, the spokesperson for the Taiwan Falun Gong Human Rights Lawyer Team, was recently interviewed by senior reporter Yang Hsien-hung of Taiwan Central Radio Broadcasting Station. Ms. Chu stressed in the interview that the Chinese Communists have been harvesting human organs from living people for a decade. Not only is it murder, it is also a crime against humanity. She called for global exposure of the outrage, and the promotion of legislation to stop it.

Ms. Chu said, “Several foreign countries, including Canada, Israel, Italy, and Belgium, have passed legislation to prevent doctors from illicit brokering of organ sales and preventing patients from going to places like China to get organs of unknown origin. They even withhold insurance benefits from those getting organs in China, which will stop the demand and prevent their citizens from become unwitting accomplices to the CCP’s crime of live organ harvesting.”

Judicial officer: There is a big controversy about mainland China’s source of organs

Ho Chia-en, Chief of the Kaohsiung Branch, Taiwan High Court

Ho Chia-en, Chief of the Kaohsiung Branch, Taiwan High Court, reminded the public while attending a local workshop titled “Exposing the CCP’s atrocity of live organ harvesting,” “The Chinese Communist Party claims that organs are from death-row inmates. At the same time, there are disclosures of a series of forged signatures and other unreasonable practices. There is a big controversy about mainland China’s source of organs.”

Mini movie director: The CCP is afraid of an open discussion on the live organ harvesting issue

Movie director Wu Yong-de shares his experience with CCP censorship over the issue of illegal organ harvesting

Film director Wu Yongde said he hoped that the people of Taiwan would learn the truth about what mainland Chinese officials are attempting to cover up and avoid becoming an accomplice to the Chinese Communist Party due to ignorance. He said that last year, after he participated in the press conference for the release of the book Bloody Harvest, he started to make a mini movie, “The Forgotten Geneva Declaration,” expressing concern for human rights. He then registered to participate in the first Cross-strait Original Mini Movie Competition jointly held by the Taipei international Short Film Festival and mainland China. After completing his registration on August 15 of this year, his short film was voted among the best. But on the eighth day, his movie was suddenly removed from the website. Afterwards, a staff person at the Taipei International Short Film Festival Office told him that the Beijing side said, “The film contains a topic not suitable for the public. It is in violation of regulations of mainland China.” Mr. Wu said, “The Chinese authorities really fear allowing an open discussion on the issue of organ harvesting.”

The local community demands justice

The Taiwan International Organ Transplant Care Association recently held a seminar “Exposing the CCP Atrocity of Live Organ Harvesting” in a community in Kaohsiung. Many audience members indicated after hearing the report that even if a family member needed an organ transplant, they would not accept an organ of unknown origin, because one should not take the risk of sacrificing another’s life in exchange for extending one’s own.

Attendees at the “Exposing the CCP Atrocity of Live Organ Harvesting” seminar in Kaohsiung

Ms. Huang said she would tell her friends to read the book Bloody Harvest.

An audience member, Ms. Huang, said, “I don’t think I would sacrifice another’s life to extend my own. I would choose other means to treat the illness and to live the rest of my life. I will definitely not to take another person’s organ if it means his or her death.”

Mr. Ma with the management committee of the community in Kaohsiung calls on the Taiwanese people to not be hasty about going to China for organ transplants

Mr. Ma, a member of the community’s management committee, commented that the risk of rejection with a non-relative’s organ is very high. Kidney dialysis can help for a while, but getting a kidney from a non-relative can hasten death. Mr. Ma said, “Today’s video will make me think about it for a long time. I really cannot accept something so cruel. If live organ harvesting is true, it is terrible!” He knew that a lot of medical practices carried out by the Chinese communists are irresponsible. Injection of large doses of anti-rejection drugs is a great risk, not to mention the many brutal killings behind the scenes. He called on the people of Taiwan to not be hasty about going to the mainland for an organ transplant.

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