Students, teachers answer call for blood

Cai Wenjun
Renji Hospital's Clinical Medical School staff and students rushed to donate blood as the city is experiencing a shortage because of the novel coronavirus pandemic.
Cai Wenjun
Students, teachers answer call for blood
Ti Gong

Yang Run, a medical student, donates blood to address the city's shortage due to the coronavirus outbreak.

Seventy-five medical students and teachers at Renji Hospital's Clinical Medical School donated blood on Thursday to address the current shortage in the city due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Most of the students signed up within 24 hours after the call for blood donations was made, the hospital said.

A total of 238 units (200 milliliters each) were collected.

Wang Siying, who has donated blood for five times, said she has been a volunteer at the Shanghai Blood Center and understands the importance of blood donations for patients.

Yang Run said his mentor Gao Yuan is working on the front line of coronavirus prevention and control and he wanted to express his support for and confidence in a final victory.

Officials from Shanghai Blood Center are also encouraging local residents to donate blood. As outpatient and hospitalization services at local hospitals gradually reopen, the demand for blood is growing.

Students, teachers answer call for blood
Ti Gong

Medical student Wang Siying donates blood for the sixth time on Thursday.

Students, teachers answer call for blood
Ti Gong

Young teachers and students at Renji Hospital's Clinical Medical School show their blood donation certificates.

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