An old man in Hubei, China has been donating blood for 29 years and has been dubbed “the first person to donate blood”. (Picture / flip from Weibo)
Donating blood is a life-saving act. Li Guangming, a 60-year-old man in Hubei, China, has donated blood 381 times in 29 years, with a total volume of more than 150,000 milliliters. It is stipulated that blood donors must wait 6 months to donate again, but the old man donates once a month on average. Netizens called it too outrageous. Experts also responded to the dispute.
Li Guangming ushered in his 381st blood donation on January 13, which was his 60th birthday and had reached the national blood donation age limit. This was also his last blood donation. It is reported that he has donated more than 150,000 milliliters of blood, which is enough for nearly 800 people to receive timely treatment. Province “the first person to donate blood”.
Li Guangming grew up in a poor family and left the society after graduating from elementary school. In the winter of 1994, he accidentally learned that a disabled person donated blood to save a dying strange girl, so he came up with the idea of donating blood. If you are healthy, you can definitely donate blood to save lives”, and found that not only whole blood can be donated, but platelets can also be donated. Later, I also mobilized my family members to donate blood together, including children, younger brothers, nephews, nephews, etc., all joined the blood donation ranks.
In addition to donating blood, Li Guangming also participated in various public welfare activities. In order to help others save money, he insisted on working 13 hours a day. However, some netizens questioned that based on 381 blood donations in 29 years with a blood donation volume of more than 150,000 milliliters, the average blood donation is 13 times a year, and each time is 393 milliliters.
In this regard, Wang Haiyan, a blood expert and director of the Blood Transfusion Department of the Affiliated Hospital of Qingdao University, revealed to Red Star News that 381 blood donations in 29 years is not an exaggeration. Netizens say that it is certain that blood can only be donated once every 6 months, but this refers to “donating whole blood.” , If it is to donate platelets, once every 14 days. According to Li Guangming’s blood donation time and blood donation estimates, he should donate blood as soon as his physical condition meets the legal requirements. If he only counts platelets, he can donate up to 696 times in 29 years. “I think Li Guangming regards blood donation as a The selfless devotion of Habit is great”.