Name: Qifa Ye
Country of residence: China
Date of birth: Dec. 5, 1954
Place of birth: Gucheng, Hubei province.
Ye Qifa is a professor and PhD student supervisor, as well an expert that enjoys the special allowance of the State Council. He is the vice president of the Third Xiangya Hospital of Central South University; the executive vice president of the Institute of Transplant Medicine; and the director of the Transplant Medicine Engineering Technology Research Center of the Ministry of Health. He is also a member of the Standing Committee of the Organ Transplantation Branch of the Chinese Society of Surgery; the deputy director of the Hunan Provincial Medical Association’s Organ Transplantation Branch; the deputy director of the Hunan Provincial Liver Disease Society; the director of the Hunan Provincial Organ Transplant Quality Control Center; as well as the deputy director of the Hunan Provincial Human Organ Transplantation Technology’s Clinical Application Committee.
According to an insider’s report, in October 2005, Huang Jiefu said at a meeting of the Ministry of Health that the Third Xiangya Hospital should undertake the task of coordinating national organ transplant donors. At that time, there were a number of human organ banks in the mainland that were holding Falun Gong practitioners. However, the transplant market was very chaotic. The CCP was afraid of information leakage, and therefore the control and coordination of donors became urgent. In the end, with the participation of the military, the Ministry of Health established the National Coordination Center for Organ Transplant Donors in the Third Xiangya Hospital. Some reporters have stated that the Third Xiangya Hospital has been particularly low-key, having implemented a strict review system for online information posting. Any posts must be signed not only by the director of the department, but also be reviewed and signed by the president of the hospital before being publishing online.
The Third Xiangya Hospital was established in September 2003. Xinhua News Agency reported in 2005 that the Third Xiangya Hospital was upgraded to a national-level transplant engineering center. Ye Qifa served as the Vice President of the Third Xiangya Hospital for more than ten years.
According to the website of the Xiangya Hospital of Central South University, on April 28, 2006, during the time Ye was appointed as the vice president its transplant center, the hospital once simultaneously completed 17 transplant surgeries, including 2 liver transplants, 7 kidney transplants, and 8 corneal transplants. Before that, the center carried out 15 large organ transplants on May 26, 2005; on September 3 of the same year, the hospital completed 7 heart, liver and kidney transplants.
In 2019, Ye Qifa claimed on his personal website that he had done more than 1000 cases of liver transplantation and over 2000 cases of kidney transplantation.
Investigation Recording 1:
Speaker: Ye Qifa
Date: November 6, 2018
Phone Number: 13875987051
Investigators found confirmation that the hospital does organ transplants every day. After the matching is finished, a surgery can possibly be performed within a month.
Investigator: About that, your donors are still Falun Gong [practitioners], donors in normal conditions, right?
Ye Qifa: Sure. It’s easy to perform [the surgery]. Just send me his medical record first, alright?
Date: March 4, 2016
Ye Qifa: We’ve been doing kidney transplants all this time. Any transplant center must do at least 100 to 200 a year if it wants to keep the title of “transplant center.” We can do over 200 a year.
Speaker: Dr. Zeng, on duty at The transplant center of the Third Xiangya Hospital of Central South University
Date: April 2, 2016
Phone Number: +86+ 73188618236
Zeng: We do kidney and liver, we have quite a lot of liver source, that is to say, here we do liver and kidney... both liver and kidney.
Date: March 11, 2019
Speaker: Unnamed liver transplant doctor at the Third Xiangya Hospital
Doctor: We’ve been doing liver and kidney transplants. We do about two to three hundred kidney transplants a year, and liver transplants are also about two to three hundred a year.
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