New Year’s First Donation! Thumbs up to This College Student in Zhengzhou Who Planed on Donating while Preparing for His Examinations
Guo Qiang, a senior at Zhengzhou University of Science and Technology, has enjoyed a very substantial life these days on which he has been busy taking the final exams and preparing for a special test for sacred life, the donation of hematopoietic stem cells. The fact that he accomplished the donation of hematopoietic stem cells on January 10 which might save somebody’s life made him the 713 non-related hematopoietic stem cell donors in Henan and the 270 in Zhengzhou.
Guo Qiang is a senior in Food Science and Engineering Major of Zhengzhou University of Science and Technology who is known for his kindness and smiley face. He was lying on the bed in the Hematopoietic Stem Cell Collection Room of Henan Cancer Hospital and talking about how lucky he felt that he got to pass the life seeds to someone else. He then laughed and said,”How convenient it is that there is no professional test today and I don’t have to delay the donation.”
It is known that in 2016, Guo Qiang joined the Chinese Bone Marrow Bank by collecting blood samples when he took the non-remunerated blood donation through a mobile blood donation vehicle in school. In 2018, he received a phone call from a staff member of the Red Cross Society in Zhengzhou and found out that he had a preliminary successful match for a leukemia patient. Although it was a little unexpected, he said yes without hesitation just because he felt there was nothing more important than saving people.
The donation was set on January 10 this year after he successfully passed the procedure of high resolution matching and physical examination.
It happens to be the final exam season these days,fortunately the test days have been put on January 7, 9 and 11 which meant the donation could be on schedule. According to Guo Qiang, he started to go to the hospital to take the first shot of mobilization on January 6 and one shot in every morning and evening since then. Considering how far it is from school to the hospital, he stayed in a hotel near the hospital arranged by the Red Cross staffs. In order not to affect the exams, he took all his books with him to the hotel room and studied there, then he went back to school to take the tests on due time. Just like that, it was possible for him to deal with the preparation for both the donation and the examination at the same time.
During Guo Qiang’s donation, staffs of Provincial Red Cross delivered the certificates of honor while the volunteers brought him some flowers in order to praise him for his great love and kindness.
我之前对造血干细胞捐献了解并不多，这次到医院打动员剂时，看到病房里那么多白血病患者在艰难地治疗，内心很触动。郭强说，期末考试阶段不少同学的心愿是考试不挂科，他对期末考试很自信，心愿也和救助的这位小患者有关，很庆幸能和患者配型成功，我祝愿TA早日康复、健康成长，也希望更多人加入中华骨髓库，为更多患者带去重生的希望。（大河报·大河客户端记者 蔡君彦 通讯员 文梅英 张予 翻译 赵惜辰）
“I didn’t know much about the hematopoietic stem cell donation, when I came here to get my injection of mobilization, I saw a lot of leukemia patients struggling, it touched me.” Guo Qiang said. Lots of students hope to pass the exams these particular days, he on the other hand felt quite confident, so he made a wish about the young patient he supposes to help, “It was an honor to make the perfect match, I wish you a happy and healthy life, also I hope more and more people will join the Chinese Bone Marrow Bank to bring the light of rebirth to a lot more patients.”