05.20.2024

The Champion City of Shenzhen——Annual Hematopoietic Stem Cells Donations Reaches 100 Cases


November 4, 2022, an ordinary work day, but for MO Jianxian born post 1995, it was a day unforgettable. On that day, he became Shenzen’s 100th hematopoietic stem cell donor in 2022, which brought hope to the transplant waiting patient, and also made Shenzhen the annual champion city in hematopoietic stem cells donations.

 

MO said, “After graduation, I once passed by Luohu Bookstore blood donation site. When I donated whole blood, I registered for the China Marrow Donor Program. Several days ago, I got a phone call from Shenzhen Blood Center telling me a patient had a successful match with me. It made me a little nervous and excited as well. But I didn’t hesitate. For me, it would be quite an honor to help others.”  As a citizen graduated and settled in Shenzhen, he could reflect the Be a Shenzhener, Be a Volunteer spirit.

 

The year of 2022 is extraordinary for hematopoietic stem cell donation industry in Shenzhen. The city has spent 10 years to push forward the donation from 0 to 100th. quoted by NING Li, director of Shenzhen Blood Center. He introduced that Shenzhen Marrow Gene Bank was established in August 2000; whereafter, China Marrow Program was relaunched in May 2001. In August 2001, the first icebreaker, Mr. PAN Qingwei donated hematopoietic stem cell in Shenzhen, making it the first donation of voluntary hematopoietic stem cells after the restart of the China Marrow Program. From the 1st donation to the 100th, the city took nearly a decade, however, in 2022, 100 donations just needed 10 months. What a progress!

 

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Source: Shenzhen Blood Center

Translated by HU Wenjia;

Reviewed by FENG Chenchen, ZHU Shanshan.