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Doctors in China Working Overtime on Organ Transplants (CORRECTED)

Audio Recordings of Phone Interviews with Medical Doctors in China: A Surge of Human Organs from Living Donors to be Completed by May 1

By Tang Mei
Sound of Hope Radio Station
Apr 14, 2006

A group of four Falun Gong practitioners re-enact the organ harvest in Sujiatun Extermination Camp at a rally on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Canada, 3-06-2006. (Central News Agency)

"Falun Gong practitioners in underground concentration camps, including Sujiatun Camp, have been secretly relocated and are subject to slaughter at any time. Meanwhile some hospitals in China have suddenly increased the number of transplant operations. Apparently a massacre with the purpose of exterminating all witnesses of such concentration camps is taking place right now in China," said an urgent announcement issued on Clearwisdom.net on April 6, 2006.

Reporters from Sound of Hope Radio made phone calls to major hospitals in China with a human organ transplant department in order to assess the current situation. Most of the medical doctors that answered the phone gave the same guarantee—there will be an unusually large number of organ donors before May 1. After that date, the chance for a donor will become much smaller.

[ Audio report, including interviews with doctors (in Chinese) ]

I made phone calls to organ transplant centers in Hubei Province, Shanghai, Liaoning Province, Beijing, Shanxi Province and many other regions and got about the same answer from medical doctors (MD): Grasp the opportunity to get organs immediately.

The Epoch Times has chosen to not disclose the names of the doctors in question at this time.

"April. We should have a lot of organs before the end of April. We are getting a larger and larger supply of organs, but you have to grasp the opportunity. Do you know what I mean? After this period of time, the supply will become very slim. After the end of April, there will be a period we will have nothing. We just won't have any supply of organs. If you don't have an organ transplant now while there is a supply, you are leading yourself to a dead end when the supply disappears," said Doctor C at Shanghai Changzheng Hospital.

Doctor A , director of the Second Hospital Affiliated to the Dalian Medical University in Dalian, Liaoning Province said, "You will have to get it done by May 1. This week and next week. After May 1, we will have very few organs."

Doctor B at the hospital affiliated to Xi'an Jiaotong University, Shanxi Province, said, "If you want to come have an organ transplant, you must try to come before May."

According to doctors interviewed, all of the donors are in their 20's and 30's. They are very healthy. The doctors guaranteed that livers and kidneys are from living human beings. They can even provide a whole liver. For some blood type, they can find matching donors right away.

Doctor A : Normally they are in their 20's and 30's. I can guarantee they are very healthy and the organs are fresh.

Reporter : Can I get a whole liver?

Doctor A : A whole liver. A whole liver.

Reporter : I heard some of the donors are young and healthy people in their 20's and 30's.

Doctor C : Yes. That's right.

Doctor C : We should be able to find an organ (with HLA tissue match) from a donor of AB blood type. In fact, we should be able to find one very quickly.

Reporter : Do you mean kidneys from living people?

Doctor B : Yes. We also supply livers from living people.

Reporter : Livers from living people?

Doctor B : Yes. Yes!

Reporter : I heard you can supply organs from young, healthy people in their 20's and 30's?

Doctor B : Yes. Yes!

Reporter : I heard they will be harvested from living human beings.

Doctor B : Yes. Yes. Yes!

Reporter : Some labor camps imprison Falun Gong practitioners and then harvest their organs when they are alive?

Doctor B : [Sneering] Right.

The number of patients at the organ transplant centers in China suddenly surged. Major hospitals in China are now working overtime for organ transplant operations.

Doctor A : There are 30 patients right now waiting in line for organ transplant operations.

Reporter : Are you all working overtime for organ transplant operations?

Doctor C : Yes. Yes. Yes. We have several organ transplant teams here working around the clock. We have a total of four teams that can perform organ transplants.

Reporter : Are you doing a lot of organ transplants lately?

A doctor at Tongji Hospital in Wuhan City, Hubei Province said, "Well…that's that."

Several hospitals admitted that they started to do organ transplants since the end of 2000 and that they have performed about 100 ~200 organ transplant operations each year.

Doctor B : We started organ transplants at the end of 2000.

Doctor A : It has been five years since we started organ transplant surgeries.

According to the official statistics of the Chinese Communist regime, there were only 78 liver transplant surgeries in China in eight years between 1991 and 1998. Since the Chinese Communist regime started to suppress Falun Gong in 1999, the number of liver transplants doubled and tripled in number. China has become the country with the largest number of liver transplants in the world. The number of liver transplants in China in 1999, 2000 and 2001 was 118, 254 and 486, respectively. In 2002, the number increased to 996. In 2003, the number of liver transplants in China jumped to over 3000. The statistics clearly show that the number of human organ donors suddenly has increased rapidly since 1999. We are using liver transplant as an example because each human being has only one liver. A human being will not survive once his liver is removed.

Doctor C : We get our supply of human organs from the same place. How do I explain it to you? Only we doctors know where the organs are from.

Since Sujiatun Concentration Camp was exposed to the world, the World Organization to Investigate the Persecution of Falun Gong (WOIPFG) immediately started an investigation all over China. Their investigation revealed that there are at least eight provinces and cities in China that harvest internal organs from living Falun Gong practitioners, including Henan Province, Shandong Province, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Beijing, Tianjin, Liaoning Province and Hubei Province. Employees and surgeons in hospitals of these areas guaranteed the investigators they could supply Falun Gong practitioners' internal organs.

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