Latest News:  
Beijing   Sunny    3 / -7   City Forecast

People's Daily Online>>China Society

Blood worth bottling (4)

By Li Ying (Global Times)

10:31, January 10, 2012

Beijing's blood banks

In addition to the online support group, the Love Home of Beijing at the city's Red Cross Blood Center is a governmental charity that specializes in supplying rare blood to medical clinics.

The organization was founded in 2001 and now has more than 1,140 members in the capital. Over the past three years, about 700 people have regularly rolled up their sleeves to donate blood to the organization.

Zhong Qinglin, 49, has donated once or twice every year at voluntary blood donation buses since 2004 when he learned his blood type was Rh O-negative. Over the past eight years, Zhong has donated about 4.4 liters of blood - almost equivalent to an average adult's blood volume. Despite his generous efforts, his wife doesn't support his blood donations.

"I have donated 12 times, but only have 11 certificates that verify my blood donations," said Zhong.

"One was lost after I hid it from my wife, but I also failed to find it," he said with a smile.

【1】 【2】 【3】 【4】

Email|Print|Comments(Editor:王莉莉)

Related Reading

Leave your comment0 comments

  1. Name

  

Selections for you


  1. Dragon decorations greet approaching Year of Dragon around China

  2. 2012 Int'l Consumer Electronics Show to open in Las Vegas

  3. Fog envelops C China's Henan

  4. 2012 Beijing Book Expo opens

Most Popular

Opinions

  1. S.Korea, China can pull up from their nosedive
  2. Helping Iran weather a looming storm
  3. Give up copying US standards without question
  4. How to make 3 billion trips in 40 days
  5. Greater say needed on yuan's convertibility
  6. Much ado about new stamps and dragons
  7. China takes frank, open stand on Myanmar issue
  8. Pentagon plan changes game in Asia
  9. Will Japan's economy recover in 2012?
  10. It is the China naysayers who are doomed to fail

What's happening in China

Getting to the root of it

  1. Online retailer Jingdong to tap e-book market
  2. Scalpers dial up trouble for iPhone release
  3. Markets still use banned plastic packages
  4. Hong Kongers protest ‘discrimination’
  5. Passport scheme for the talented

PD Online Data

  1. Yangge in Shaanxi
  2. Gaoqiao in Northern China
  3. The drum dance in Ansai
  4. Shehuo in Baoji City
  5. The dragon dance