Shanghai university student becomes 434th stem cell donor
Qu Sen, a 21-year-old student from Shanghai Maritime University, donated stem cells at Shanghai General Hospital on Tuesday to save a leukemia patient, becoming the 434th stem cell donor in Shanghai.
Qu joined China’s stem cell donors’ bank in 2016 at the adulthood ceremony held in his high school, Shanghai Jinyuan Senior High School, which has been promoting knowledge about stem cell donation at the annual event since 2004.
About 3,470 Jinyuan students and teachers have joined the bank and three of its alumni have given donations in the past year.
When Qu was informed at the end of last year that his sample matched a patient of his age, he said immediately that he would like to donate his stem cells.
Qu’s dedication comes not only from the school, but also his family.
His uncle, Qu Yulong, was the 51st stem cell donor in Shanghai when he gave a donation in 2005, and his father Qu Yuxiong also joined the donor’s bank in 2000.
The stem cells donated by Qu were flown from Shanghai to the patient's city this afternoon.