Don’t reject China’s skin donations for burn victims: DPP heavyweight

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2015/07/01
By: Sofia Yeh and S.C. Chang

Taipei, July 1 (CNA) An opposition Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) politician said

Frank Hsieh (right) CNA file photo

Frank Hsieh (right) CNA file photo

Wednesday that if skin donations are offered by China to help treat the hundreds of victims of a flash fire last weekend, Taiwan should not reject the offer.

The issue of skin donations is a humanitarian matter that calls for professional assessment, Frank Hsieh (謝長廷), a former premier and DPP chairman, said at a party meeting

“So don’t say that if the skin is from China we should turn it down,” Hsieh said in response to a DPP spokesman’s speculation that China may be working with the ruling Kuomintang (KMT) to provide cadaver and artificial skin to help treat the hundreds of mostly young victims of the flash fire at Formosa Coast Water Park.

At the meeting, DPP spokesman and former legislator Cheng Yun-peng (鄭運鵬) raised the question of why KMT Chairman Eric Chu (朱立倫) was in contact with China over the supply of artificial and cadaver skin, as local hospitals struggled to cope with the need for skin grafts.     [FULL  STORY]

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