This hospital owns the largest medical center in southern Zhejiang Province and has over 4,200 open beds. Its staff includes 193 professionals with senior titles, 309 with associate senior titles, 15 doctoral advisors, and 156 master’s advisors. Its abdominal surgery treatment center claims to take a leading position in China’s large organ transplantation technology and other fields.
Since it began conducting kidney transplants in 1985, its transplant center has performed liver, combined pancreas-kidney, liver-kidney, and heart transplants.177 It claims its number of kidney transplants performed in 2011 ranked 5th in China. Its kidney transplantation ranked 12th among 122 accredited hospitals in China and 2nd in the province in 2012.178
The hospital began performing kidney transplants in 1999. Its quantity and quality of kidney transplantation rank first in Zhejiang Province. In 2001, it became the first in its region to begin performing liver transplants. In the same year, it began carrying out pancreas-kidney, liver-kidney, and other large-organ and multi-organ transplants. It performed the region’s first heart transplant in early 2003 and first emergency heart transplant on March 3, 2004.179
Yang Yirong, director of the transplant center, began work in the field in 1983 and developed organ transplantation in the Wenzhou area. He has completed over 1,000 kidney transplants. He is currently a member of the Kidney Transplantation Specialist Group of the Organ Transplantation Society.180
Zheng Shaoling, deputy director of the transplant center, has rich clinical experience in the field of postoperative immunosuppressive control for kidney, liver, combined liver-kidney, and pancreas-kidney transplants. She trained in organ transplantation at the University of Cambridge in 2000.181
According to a journal article published by the hospital’s doctors, between 2001 and 2004, at least 35 donor livers came from “brain-dead” healthy adults; the warm ischemia times ranged from 3 to 7 minutes and averaged 4 minutes.182