They’re looking for foreigners, and they want blood. Especially if it’s RH-negative.
In an attempt to diversify their blood bank, the Shanghai Blood Center is calling for foreigners to start rolling up their sleeves en masse (you’ll want to click the link to SBC’s webpage– it involves anthropomorphized blood drops, dancing). Since blood type correlates with race, many types common in the West are all but nonexistent in China. In addition to collecting and providing blood, the Center organizes blood type “clubs” for the dissemination of medical information and pick-up lines involving the phrase “compatible fluids.”
Fully half of Shanghai’s annual 80 tons of donated blood goes to people from other provinces and nations. So get over your trypanophobia (fear of needles) and roll up that sleeve.
Shanghai Daily: Expats Urged to Donate Rare Drop, or Two
Shanghai Blood Center
Shanghai Blood Center, 1191 Hongqiao Lu, 虹桥路1191号, Tel: 62758257
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