Formerly the Urumqi Air Force Hospital, this facility has 800 beds, 220 intermediate and senior professional personnel, one postdoctoral fellow research station, and 3 master’s programs. It has 7 master’s advisors, 4 PhD students, and 46 master’s students.863

In March 2007, the Organ Transplantation Blood Purification Center of Lanzhou Military Command was formally established. It actively carries out kidney transplants and can complete 12 kidney transplants at once. Its kidney transplantation has reached an advanced level nationwide and takes the absolute lead in Xinjiang.864

Its Organ Transplantation Blood Purification Center has 62 open beds and 12 intensive care beds dedicated to transplantation. The utilization rate of these beds exceeds 110%. The center has 4 chief and associate chief physicians, 5 attending physicians, 3 staff members with PhDs or master’s degrees, 1 PhD student, and 2 master’s students.865

Its department of ophthalmology was designated a “PLA Ophthalmology Center” by the Department of Health of the PLA General Logistics Department. It serves as an education base for the PLA’s ophthalmology departments and provides medical care, education, and research. It has a group of skilled medical experts and advanced equipment. The department has 260 inpatient beds and carries out over 18,000 surgeries annually, including corneal transplants and other major eye surgeries. Its high-risk corneal transplantation work has reached an advanced level domestically and internationally.866

Chief surgeon Li Lin was one of the earliest doctors in the military to carry out corneal transplants. He has completed more than 1,000 such transplants.867 Associate chief surgeon Li Baojiang has also carried out lamellar keratoplasty, penetrating keratoplasty, and amniotic membrane transplantation.868