Fudan student's life-saving cells donation
A PhD student from Fudan University Shanghai Cancer Center donated stem cells in Qingdao in Shandong Province on Monday to save a child with leukemia.
Wang Yixiu is the province’s first donor this year and China's 10,705th since donations began.
The 29-year-old has been a volunteer with a blood donation team of the Red Cross Society and donated blood many times since 2012. He became a member of the China Marrow Donor Program the same year.
In May last year, Wang got a call from the Red Cross about a successful stem cells match.
He traveled to Shandong on January 6. Before the donation, he underwent a physical examination and was injected with stem cell mobilizers to promote the cells' growth.
A letter from the child read: “Thank you for your kindness. You give me a second chance at life and help me get rid of the painful illness. I can play my violin again.”
Wang said: “It is lucky that my stem cells can match with the patient’s and may save a life. As a medical student, I will use my professional knowledge to save more lives in the future.”