Shang­hai cel­e­brates 15th World Blood Donor Day

Global Times – Metro Shanghai - - PULSE -

June 14 is World Blood Donor Day. Ac­cord­ing to Shang­hai Blood Cen­ter and Shang­hai Blood Man­age­ment Of­fice, over 500,000 blood dona­tions were col­lected in Shang­hai in 2017; about 362,600 peo­ple do­nated their blood for free in Shang­hai in 2017, Xin­min Evening News re­ported Thurs­day.

Notably, Shang­hai and East China’s Jiangsu Prov­ince also signed a co­op­er­a­tion agree­ment about blood in­for­ma­tion shar­ing on Wed­nes­day.

This co­op­er­a­tion aims to im­prove blood do­na­tion ser­vices and pro­vide sup­port for in­ter-pro­vin­cial emer­gency blood sup­plies. The co­op­er­a­tion is ex­pected to be ex­tended to more cities around East China.

For World Blood Donor Day, many ac­tiv­i­ties held in the city high­light vol­un­tary blood donors’ con­tri­bu­tions to public health. For ex­am­ple, some land­mark build­ings in Shang­hai are lit up to show re­spect to vol­un­tary blood donors. A mu­si­cal recita­tion was also held to cel­e­brate the fes­ti­val on Thurs­day evening.

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