Our favourite paper, Shanghai Daily, is looking for RH negative AB type blood. Apparently it’s to save the life of an 87 year old retired Shanghai teacher who has over the years raised more than 5 million yuan to help people in poverty. Did they think this guy was so famous that they didn’t need to name him? Apparently so. Below their announcement in full:
IF you have the rare RH negative AB type blood, then your blood is urgently needed to save an 87-year-old retired Shanghai teacher, who has spent more than 20 years doing charity work and is now suffering anemia after a surgery to remove a tumor.
The retired French-language teacher has raised more than 5 million yuan from Shanghai expatriates, including businesspeople and diplomats, over the years to help people suffering poverty and sickness.
He received a surgery in Zhongshan Hospital this week to remove a tumor in his abdomen and he needs blood transfusion to recover, but his blood type is very rare.
If you happen to have the same blood type and are willing to help, please contact the hospital management or Shanghai Daily via [email protected]
If anyone has more details about this man, please let us know.
UPDATE: Today’s edition of Shanghai Daily offers more information about the teacher:
Zhang Jingdai, who has spent 25 years devoting himself to charity work, had surgery to remove a large tumor from his abdomen and one kidney. The tumor and kidney were removed successfully, but Zhang now has anemia and requires a blood transfusion.
Using his family and personal connections with foreign communities, the retired teacher has helped raise more than 5 million yuan (US$759,128) from expatriates since the 1980s.
Zhang Jingdai has volunteered with foreign experts working in Shanghai and the wives of some local consuls to help the sick, poor, orphans and seniors who live alone, among other charity initiatives. He has also been honored for his charity contributions by different local organizations over the years.
Zhang Jingdai taught French at two local middle schools and he also speaks fluent English.
He has long been keen on building bridges between expatriates and locals.