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Woman Donates HSCs to Save Leukemia Patient

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Woman Donates HSCs to Save Leukemia Patient

A staff member from the Pingdingshan branch of the Red Cross Society of China (RCSC) delivers a certificate to Zheng Yangyang for her HSCs donation. [dahebao.cn]

 

As a carrier of the Rh negative blood, also known as "panda blood", a young woman from the city of Pingdingshan in central China's Henan Province has become the first person from the entire province to rescue the life of a teenage leukemia patient with her hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs).


Zheng Yangyang, 26, said that she didn't know the type of her blood until she attended a blood donation activity in 2012. Two years later, she registered herself as a voluntary contributor of HSCs in the China Marrow Donor Program (CMDP).


She received a call from the municipal branch of the Red Cross Society of China (RCSC) in Pingdingshan on July 25 and agreed with the donation of her HSCs to save the life of an 11-year-old boy who had been found with blood cancer.


Ever since then, Zheng went on a diet and followed a physical exercise schedule for the upcoming transplant of her HSCs.


After a three-hour transplant operation on November 15, medical staff from Henan Cancer Hospital successfully collected the necessary HSCs from Zheng for her teen beneficiary.


Along with her HSCs, Zheng sent a toy and best wishes to the boy, hoping he would regain his health as soon as possible.


Meanwhile, several other local carriers of the rare type of blood volunteered to stay by Zheng's side during her hospitalization and expressed their will to help the boy with their own blood if needed.

 

Woman Donates HSCs to Save Leukemia Patient

Zheng Yangyang (L) receives a silk banner from the family of the teen beneficiary in honor of her HSC donation. [dahebao.cn]

Woman Donates HSCs to Save Leukemia Patient

Two people hold a box of Zheng Yangyang's donated HSCs. [dahebao.cn]

 

(Source: hnwj.dahe.cn, dahebao.cn/Translated and edited by Women of China)


http://www.womenofchina.cn/womenofchina/html1/news/newsmakers/1711/5729-1.htm


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