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Due to the large number of people injured, hospitals in Nanjing are in dire need of blood donations. As Paul Crowe reports, the people of Nanjing have sprung into action to help the survivors.
Blood is urgently needed at blood banks in all Nanjing hospitals, especially types A and O. Local residents have gathered at 12 bloodmobiles to offer help.
A local resident said, "I saw people donating blood here. I think they must be in need of blood. I have not donated blood before, and I think it is an experience. I am young and healthy and I believe it will not affect me much."
In addition to local residents, visitors to Nanjing also chipped in.
A visitor to Najjing said, "I came to Nanjing for business. Blood banks are needed for the blast injuries, so I came to donate."
Soldiers in Nanjing also contributed blood.
Lai Wenjun, deputy chief of staff of Najing Military Command, said, "We immediately called on the soldiers to donate blood for the injuries after hearing the news that they were in need of it. In just 2 hours, more than 200 soldiers had volunteered for the task. And more soldiers are coming. As a soldier, we should contribute to save more people."
So far, more than 1,000 people have donated blood for the injured. Over 350,000 milliliters of blood have been gathered.
Medical staff classify the blood immediately, and send it to the hospitals.
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