采访/常春 编辑/李明飞 后制/薛莉
Specialists: Stop Going to China for Organ Transplant
Recently, a symposium on “Organ Transplantation”
has been held in Taipei. In the meeting,
specialists asked the Taiwan Government
to make regulations.
They asked the government to act in order to prevent
its people from going to China for organ transplants.
Otherwise, it would be assisting in the crime that the
CCP has been committing on Falun Gong practitioners and
prisoners sentenced to death,
by forcibly harvesting their organs.
A lot of Asian patients come to China for organ transplants
because the demand for organs in Asia far outweighs
the supply across the world.
The International community has been condemning
China’s forcible harvesting of organs from prisoners
sentenced to death and prisoners of conscience.
The symposium “Taiwan Citizens Going Overseas
for Organ Transplant – Safety and International Legislation”
as held by “The International Organ Transplant
Caring Association in Taiwan” and the “Medical Union Foundation in Taiwan”.
Documents from Taiwan Department of Heath show that
about 200 Taiwan citizens went overseas for organ transplant every year from 2000 to 2011.
Among these 88% got their organ transplanted in China.
Most organ transplants are kidney transplant.
An Insufficient supply of organs in Taiwan forced
a lot of people go to China for organ transplants.
Huang Shiwei, Vice President of the “International
Organ Transplant Caring Association in Taiwan”,
stated that legislation in Israel and Malaysia restrains
their citizens from going to China for organ transplant.
Thus donation of organs increases in those countries.
Mr. Huang suggested that Taiwan legislators should do the same.
Taiwan should adjust its rules and regulations regarding
organ donation and encourage organ donation.
Only in this way can the problem of insufficient
organ supply be solved.
Commentator Liu Guohua: ”It’s very good to see that Taiwan
is trying to follow the trend of international legislation on overseas organ transplant.
We all know it is the Chinese Communist Party that
commits the crime of live organ harvesting.
The severe persecution on Falun Gong practitioners and
Chinese people, as led by Jiang Zemin, Zhou Yongkang,
Bo Xilai and Zeng Qinghong, has no bottom line at all.”
Lin Shih-chia, Executive Officer of the “Medical Union Foundation
in Taiwan”, stated that the source of organs is unclear in China.
That there is legal liability and medical risk
if one goes to China for organ transplant.
In the interview with “The Voice of Germany”, Lin Shih-chia mentioned
that she heard that a patient went to China for an organ transplant.
On the first occasion there were 3 kidneys available.
The second time, there were 4 available.
The third time, a kidney that matched the patient
was finally found and transplanted.
Lin Shih-chia questioned the source of the organs.
She said: “It’s unpredictable when a person will die.
However, in China, organ transplants are operated in
an express time and place agreed on ahead of time.
Is the organ really donated or from other sources?
Is the organ harvested from someone being persecuted?”
Lin Shih-chia suggested that “Regulations on Human
Organ Transplant” should be modified, to put an end to illegal organ dealings.”
Wang Wenyi, Ph.D. in Pathology from Mount Sinai School
of Medicine, “All countries should issue resolutions to warn
their people not to go to China for organ transplant.
Otherwise, the person would get involved in the killing of
Falun Gong practitioners and obtaining their organs.”
Lawyer David Matas is the author of the book
“State Organs: Transplant Abuse in China” and he was
honored as an honorary citizen of Canada in 1985.
In his book, Lawyer Matas said that there are
very short waiting times in Chinese hospitals
for transplants based on their investigation.
Even the government stated that executed prisoners
sentenced to death are the source of organs transplants.
However, execution of prisoners sentenced to death
can’t explain the increase of organ transplants in China
since the persecution of Falun Gong began.
Lawyer Matas also mentioned that those who have an
organ transplanted might never think that
organs are used as tools to make a profit from
killing prisoners of conscience.
Now the international community has taken actions
to rectify the problems in organ transplant,
one of the biggest motivations to push the legislation forward
is the severe persecution of Falun Gong practitioners in China.
Mingneng, Director of Taiwan Department of Health,
stated that the Department of Health has already proposed
a draft of regulations on human organ transplant.
If everything goes well, the draft will be approved in July.
Medical staff involved in illegal organ dealings will
their licenses revoked.
After the new regulations are passed, whoever commits
illegal organ dealings will be sentenced as a criminal and the fines will be more severe.