China crashes organ trafficking ring involving doctors from public hospitals, the organization based in a villa in Beijing traded 51 kidneys within 9 months
The villa in a suburb of Beijing rented by the kidney trafficking ring: Yuhuayuan of Yihe Moutain Villa in Haidian District of Beijing. Averagely 3 to 6 kidneys would be removed from donors and transplanted to receptors per time in the villa.
Bought at the price of 25000 RMB from donors and sold at 220000 to receptors42 years old Zheng Wei started the human organ trade in end of 2007 when he searched for kidney donor for one of his relatives and found kidney trade business was very profitable. He earned 400,000 RMB within several months before March 2008. Then he stopped for a while and picked up the selling kidney business in 2010 and he made 1 million RMB before arrested. Averagely he made 30000 RMB per kidney trade.According to a kidney donor surnamed Zhang, he sold one of his kidneys at the price of 25000 RMB due to urgent lack of money. His kidney was sold to the patient surnamed Wang at the price of 220000 RMB and the 10 times huge price disparity fell in the pockets of Zheng Wei's kidney trade organization as profit.
Four doctors from county-level public hospitals were members of the kidney trade ringBefore each surgery, Zheng Wei would notify Zhou Peng to ask doctors from other cities of China to fly to Beijing. The doctors would be fetched by girl friend of Zheng Wei to their villa to do the surgery. Averagely 3 to 6 kidneys would be removed from donors and transplanted to receptors per time and after surgery the doctors would fly away from Beijing in the evening.According to the prosecution, 4 of the 15 suspects were doctors from regular public hospitals. And the suspect Yang Guozhong was vice dean of the Second People's Hospital of Tongshan District of Xuzhou City (of east China's Jiangsu Province), Fan Haiyan was matron in Xuzhou Ruibo Hospital Combining Chinese and Western Medicine. Before the court hearing, the suspect Zhao Hui died who was a doctor from the same hospital as Yang Guozhong.