Three Heart Transplants Performed by Two Changchun Hospitals With Donors Unknown

On February 27th, Wenzhou patient Xie Baoshi had a check-up at the Heart Surgery Section of Jilin University No. 2 Hospital. The doctor told her that if she did not have a heart transplant, she would only live for another three months. The next day, she had a heart transplant. The media article did not talk about the origin of the living organ donor, nor the fact that the hospital had found a suitable heart donor within a day. Jilin Heart Disease Hospital also found a high quality donor for another heart operation within a month. Where did these two hospitals in Jilin find living donors so fast? This is a big question mark? Please read the following details.

On March 6th, 2006, Jilin Daily reported: Within a week, Jilin University No. 2 Hospital and Jilin Heart Disease Hospital successfully completed two heart transplant operations; On April 8th, 2006, Changchun's City Evening Paper reported: on April 7th, Jilin Heart Disease Hospital again successfully completed a heart transplant operation.

Jilin University No. 2 Hospital

Jilin University No. 2 Hospital is located at the city centre of Changchun City.

On March 4th, 2006, Changchun's New Culture newspaper (24 hour hotline: 86-431-96618) reported: On February 28th, 2006, Jilin University No. 2 Hospital successfully performed a heart transplant operation for Xie Baoshi from Wenzhou, according to the hospital's medical record. On February 27th, Xiao Xie was brought by her younger brother to the Heart Surgery Section at Jilin University No. 2 Hospital for an examination. The doctor said if a heart transplant operation was not performed, she would live no longer than three months. The next day, she had a heart transplant. Chief Miao Lining of the Organ Transplant Centre at Jilin University No. 2 Hospital said: "A heart can only go four to six hours without blood circulation."

That is to say, from the time the heart is taken from the donor to the end of the procedures cannot exceed six hours. Xie Baoshi went to the hospital for a check up on the 27th. The doctors recommended an operation. They said that the donor must be alive. Four to six hours prior to Xie Baoshi's operation, a living person's heart was removed.

The report said: It only took over ten minutes to remove the heart from donor. The staff of the 1st team immediately delivered the heart to the hospital. It took only an hour and a half for a one hundred kilometre distance. The heart was delivered to the operating room. Another team had already removed the heart from the patient. After another one and half hours the operation was completed.

The media report did not explain the origin of the living organ donor. Yet, the patient was examined, and the hospital found a suitable heart donor and completed the operation on the next day. Such facts makes one wonder where Jilin University No. 2 Hospital found a living donor so quickly?

According to the hospital's records, Jilin University No. 2 Hospital Nephrosis Internal Medicine Section had successfully carried through nearly 100 kidney transplant operations by the end of 2003.

On March 6th, 2006, Changchun's City Evening newspaper reported: On March 3rd, Jilin Heart Disease Hospital performed a heart transplant on Jia Runze from Gongzhuling in Jilin Province. The patient was in good spirits and condition after the operation.

Find High Quality Donor Within a Month, Costing Just 50,000 Yuan

On April 8th, 2006, Changchun's City Evening newspaper reported: On April 7th, Jilin Heart Disease Hospital successfully performed a heart transplant on 51-year-old Ms. Huang Guiyun from Yitong County, Jilin Province. She had been hospitalised for one month.

Information reveals, Jilin Heart Disease Hospital is a privately operated hospital that was constructed at the same time as the People's Liberation Army No. 208 Hospital. This hospital was granted a low interest loan of US$2.7 million from the Israeli government. As part of a cooperative effort with the Jilin Province Charitable Association, an agreement was reached with the German Heart Centre (Berlin) to establish Jilin Heart Disease Hospital China and Germany Heart Disease Centre. It is a hospital that specialises in cardiovascular disease It was set up on January 5th, 2005 inside the former Changchun People's Liberation Army No. 461 Hospital.

These two operations were performed by Drs. Zhang Renfu from Jilin Heart Disease Hospital (operation dean, professor, graduate student teacher; group leader in the northeastern three provinces, Liaoning Province cardiovascular surgical department chief, and once was appointed as the chief of heart surgical department in Shenyang military region army main hospital of Chinese People's Liberation Army); and Hou Mingxiao (heart disease centre chief, physician-in-charge, medical doctor).

It generally is very difficult to find a live heart organ donor. Jilin Heart Disease Hospital was actually able to successfully complete two transplant operations within such a short period of time, they even placed a big billboard at the hospital gate: "Celebrating the Success of Two Heart Transplants." Not only that, they also advertised in a newspaper that they charge just 50,000 yuan (originally 150,000 yuan) to the first five heart transplant patients. Where do they get the live donors for the organs?

Relevant Addresses and Phone numbers:
Jilin University No. 2 Hospital
Address: No. 18 Ziqiang Street Changchun City, postcode: 130041
Phone: 86-431-8975634, Dean: Zhao Jiguang
Jilin Heart Disease Hospital
Address: No. 108 Ziyou Road Changchun City, postcode: 130000
Phone: 86-13804350157, 86-431-5649006
Fax: 86-431-5649006, 86-431-5636526
Email: Jixin@jilxzb.com
Website: www.jlxzb.com
Contact: Mr. Zhang, Miss Yin, can phone for surgical time of specialist
New Culture newspaper:
Address: No. 6906 Renmin Road Changchun City, Jilin Province, postcode: 130022
Technique phone: 86-431-5374355, Fax: 86-431-5388825
E-mail: labmaster@hotmail.com, leo@xwhb.com
Jilin Province Charity Association
Contact: Ning Junhe, Li Hanwei
Fax: 86-431-7821628

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