This PLA Tumor Center and Liver Disease Treatment Center includes over 100 senior specialists and over 20 doctoral advisors and master’s advisors. It is a clinical and teaching hospital for more than ten military and civilian medical universities and colleges.711
The PLA No. 81 Hospital’s PLA Liver Disease Center established in 2001, is a specialty branch of the No. 81 Hospital. In 2005, it merged with the Nanjing Military Command Liver Transplant Center. In 2008, the PLA headquarters designated it a PLA Liver Disease Center.712
Its official website shows that for the past two years, it has conducted more than half of all liver transplants in Jiangsu Province.713 The center collaborated with the Organ Transplant Center at the University of Iowa in 2002 and pioneered liver transplantation operations in the PLA. An interdisciplinary liver transplantation center was established in 2003 and has become the major liver transplantation base in eastern China.
The center has 125 open beds. It has one master’s advisor, one scholar who holds an overseas degree, 5 senior specialists, 5 PhDs, and 5 professionals with master’s degrees.714
In a patient counseling article on its website published in August 2010, Director of the liver transplant center, Wang replied to a patient, “To date, our center has done more than 300 clinical liver transplants of various types, one liver-kidney transplant, 10 emergency liver transplants, and 10 relative-donor liver transplants.”715
On May 24, 2014, the hospital’s website showed that it was able to perform two liver transplants simultaneously. It became one of the main bases for liver transplantation in eastern China. The hospital has completed more than 300 combined liver-kidney transplants, including 15 emergency liver transplants.716 In a June 2014 report by the Nanjing Morning News, Wang said the hospital has performed more than 200 transplants since its first liver transplant in 2003.717
The inconsistencies in these numbers suggest that they have been falsified. For example, the cumulative figure on its website for 2014 was the same as for 2010, and the number Wang provided in 2014 was 100 fewer than that in 2010. The figure of 300 total cases is equivalent to fewer than 30 cases each year, in which case only two beds and one surgeon would have been needed.