In­di­ans in Shang­hai host pop­u­lar blood drive

Global Times – Metro Shanghai - - PULSE -

Around 350 In­di­ans liv­ing in China gath­ered in Shang­hai to do­nate their blood at Shang­hai Blood Cen­ter on Sun­day, thep­a­ re­ported Sun­day.

The blood drive, which was ini­ti­ated by an In­dian ex­pat in 2013, has been held for the past six con­sec­u­tive years. As of this year, over 1,000 packs of blood have been do­nated by In­dian ci­ti­zens in China through this cam­paign. The num­ber of donors this year dou­bled last year’s num­ber.

In­dian Nipun Tal­war, who has been liv­ing and work­ing in Shang­hai for seven years, do­nated 400 milliliters of blood on Sun­day to show his af­fec­tion.

Shang­hai has al­ways been wel­com­ing to­ward for­eign­ers and their blood. No­tably, some rare blood types stored in Shang­hai are more com­monly found in for­eign­ers. RH neg­a­tive blood, which is a very rare type among Asians, can be more eas­ily ob­tained from Cau­casians.

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