Shenzhen Tops the List in Blood Donations
There are more than 28,000 volunteers that are registered as donors for hemopoietic stem cells in Shenzhen and 132 made donations successfully which is more than other Chinese cities. Last year Shenzhen volunteers made 19 donations of the blood forming stem cell which is 45 percent of all donations in Guangdong Province.
The hemopoietic stem cells collected from these donors have helped leukemia patients in other countries and areas such as Singapore, United States, Hong Kong, Beijing, Shanghai, South Korea, Chongqing and Guangzhou. In Guangdong there are 59,000 stem cells volunteers that are registered as hemopoietic stem cell donors and 240 have already donated in recent years. In 2012 there were 42 donations were made in Guangdong.
In 2012, the city collected 24.7 tons of blood which is an increase of 11.4 percent in 2011 and during May 1993 to May 2012 2.09 million residents have donated blood totaling 418 tons of blood that helped around 690,000 patients.