It’s been four months since a 20-year-old brat named Guo Meimei blindsided the China Red Cross in a huge embroiling scandal, yet the repercussions are still being felt as the Red Cross Beijing today reported that they are facing an urgent shortage on all kinds of blood in the city.
In case you don’t remember which embroiling scandal involving the Red Cross we’re talking about:
This one involved a bratty rich 20-year-old mini-blogger called “Baby Guo Meimei” (郭美美Baby), openly flaunting all her riches (huge villa, designer handbags, luxury cars and high end cosmetics) on Sina Weibo, China’s Twitter. And, she claims to be the general manager of Red Cross Commerce, allegedly a company that handles advertising for the Red Cross on vehicles.
At the time, netizens vowed to boycott China Red Cross, and it appears that was no empty threat.
Beijing News reports that there is now a 30 to 40 percent shortage of every type of blood in China’s capital, and unverified sources have claimed the shortage is disrupting planned surgeries.
The shortfall has been confirmed by the head of Beijing’s blood center, but luckily there is no shortage of emergency use blood.
As if Guo Meimei needed any more publicity, we can only imagine what the headlines would read if she was indirectly responsible for people dying around Beijing.
Beijing plans a blood drive to make up for the shortages.