Grateful for Mom! ——Blood Donation Activities Organized on Mother’s Day

Generally speaking, mothers received gratitude and blessings in a variety of ways on Mother’s Day. However, on May 9, Mother’s Day of 2021, some mothers decided to show their selfless maternal love through blood donations. In the city of Qingdao, a total of 193 900 mL of whole blood and 71.5 Units of apheresis platelets were donated by 557 caring citizens to celebrate this festival.

On this special day, Mrs. SHEN Mingbo, accompanied by her daughter, stepped into the blood donation site and finished her the 9th voluntary blood donation. She said “My first voluntary blood donation was in 2016, and since then, I felt really happy to help people through this way. And today is Mother’s Day, I would like to celebrate it in a special and meaningful way.” After donation, Mrs. SHEN’s daughter said to her, “Mom, please take a good rest today, and I’ll take care of everything and all the housework. And when I turn 18, I am going to donate blood, as well.”

In recent years, more and more people choose to donate blood to commemorate Mother’s Day. Just like many a little makes a mickle, small kindnesses converge into a vast sea of love. We wish every mother a good health, and more lives to be saved by safe blood.


Reported by Qingdao Blood Station 

Translated by YU Zhixuan; Reviewed by ZHU Shanshan, JIANG Nizhen.