Novel Coronavirus epidemic is on the rise again in China. At the same time there is a suspected blood shortage in China. Overseas media have received information from multiple sources indicating that compulsory blood donation has begun at grassroots level.
Daji obtained an internal notice of mandatory staff donation from a unit in Suzhou, requiring it to organize voluntary blood donation on December 15. According to the blood donation task of Suzhou Blood Station in 2020, indicators were assigned to each department.
“It’s a microcosm of the city,” a source who provided the notice told epoch Times. The phenomenon of donation by apportionment has also been exposed before, and then many grass-roots units changed to “apportionment by word of mouth”. This time again there is this direct internal notification of appoints.” “People are afraid to donate blood because of the epidemic… This year has seen another series of disasters, both natural and man-made, and many people need to be treated.”
Mr. Yuan also sent a notice to the media calling for paid blood donation to be circulated among the WeChat community. The circular said 400cc blood donors can be paid 1,700 yuan (RMB). “Before, it was impossible for Shanghai to offer such a high price,” Yuan said. “It is only recently that such a high salary has been offered. In the past, when Shanghai donated blood once (400cc), the money a person got was basically a subsidy of 600 yuan.”
As early as early October, Hunan Leiyang Education Bureau issued a notice, according to the proportion of faculty and staff to the city’s 114 schools to allocate blood donation indicators, stipulating that blood donation will be included in the annual assessment of schools, schools whose task is not good will be deducted points. “The unit has a blood donation task,” a teacher said in an online post. “The individual assigned by each teaching and research team must pay 200 yuan even if he is not well. In June, there is another blood selling season, and teachers must rely on it in exchange for 2 points in the year-end assessment.”
The news raised concerns about the true state of the epidemic in China. Will there be a blood shortage in Suzhou and Shanghai, which have a large number of migrants, mean that the number of PEOPLE infected by THE CCP virus remains high?
The hospital blood shortage has also been linked to a rampant black market for blood under Communist Party rule. Mainland media reported in the early years that the low blood donation rate in China is mainly due to two reasons. First, the system is defective. Second, AIDS, blood plasma waste and other scandals and accidents have made the public lose great trust in medical institutions and enthusiasm for blood donation.
In this context, blood banks around the frequent blood shortage. In 2016, a media visit to Suzhou found that the blood supply of the local blood bank was tight, and the hospital could only be called in an emergency unless the patient’s life was in danger. Otherwise, if the patient was admitted to the hospital for blood transfusion, the patient had to “do it by himself”. So “blood dealers”, blood black market came into being. They often gather at the roadside of the Red Cross Blood center in Suzhou to recruit students. Over the course of a year, the gang “boss” earns millions of yuan a year.
The black market in blood further causes public crises such as AIDS blood. The Suzhou source criticized, “… Is the problem of regulation, what does the government do, is not regulation responsibility? Leadership with blood you see his efficiency is not high!”