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Promote Hematopoietic Stem Cell Donation in Taitung, Taiwan

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Save a life without harming yourself. You might be the one to save a life. Will you do it?

To promote hematopoietic stem cell donations, the Buddhist Tzu Chi Stem Cells Center continues publicity activities throughout Taiwan.

On November 12, many people responded to a blood test event in Taitung, southeast Taiwan. Some family members of blood cancer patients felt the same way and came to create a personal file. Some people saw that relatives and friends around them had completed donations and decided to invite friends to come to draw blood and create a file.

The team of Guanshan Tzu Chi Hospital (GTCH) supported the taking and filing of blood. Nurse Tao Hong-yi of GTCH also joined the ranks of hematopoietic stem cell matching.

Tao said: "Because there are so many conditions to make a donation, it is not so easy for patients to find a match." For hematopoietic stem cell donation, the success rate of a complete match from a non-relative ranges from one in 2,000 to one in 100,000,000.

Chen Jing-yi said: "My mother was suffering from blood cancer. I have experienced such a situation, so I can feel it. Now my mother has become an angel, but I think, that if I have the opportunity, I also want to save people.” She hopes to give patients one more chance.

Su Ya-qian heard that her friend had completed the donation of hematopoietic stem cells. So they came with her good friends to Jing Si Hall in Taitung to join the ranks of hematopoietic stem cell matching.

Su said: "My friend just made a donation in early October, and he told me that the whole donation process made us feel that the donation would not harm our bodies and could save a life."


With the evolution of medicine, the current peripheral blood stem cell donation technology is the same as blood donation. As long as you roll up your sleeves, you can help to save the lives of patients.


Visit Buddhist Tzu Chi Stem Cells Center.

Documentary Team - Wang Junjie, Chen Xin'an, Lin Suyue Report from Taitung


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