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China Conducted First Lung Transplant on a Patient with the Coronavirus

On February 29, 2020, China conducted its first lung transplant on a patient with the novel coronavirus. Chen Jingyu, Director of the Lung Transplant Section, China-Japan Friendship Hospital and Vice President of People’s Hospital in Wuxi City, Jiangsu Province, led his team to complete the operation of transplanting both lungs in five hours.

The patient, 59, was confirmed to have the COVID-19 infection on January 26. Both of his lungs had been severely injured and could not recover.

The Chinese Communist Party has been condemned for conducting live organ harvesting against political and religious dissidents, including Falun Gong practitioners and Uyghurs in Xinjiang.

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陈静瑜说,“下一步团队将密切维护好病人,… 总结经验为更多晚期的新冠肺炎危重症病例救治打开希望之门。”

Source: The Paper, March 1, 2020

2. Source: Twitter, by People’s Daily