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A student at HUST becomes the 425th stem cell donor in Hubei Province

Jul 8, 2020

Jieyuan Xu, a 2017 undergraduate from the School of Civil Engineering and Mechanics, is the 425th stem cell donor in Hubei Province. His hematopoietic stem cells were collected at Zhongnan Hospital of Wuhan University on July 3rd, the same day the cells were sent to Sichuan to save a patient with blood disease.


As early as November 25th, 2017, Jieyuan Xu a freshman took part in the China Marrow Donor Program (CMDP). In August 2019, CMDP asked him if he wanted to be on the shortlist for donation. And the Xu’ family agreed without hesitation. Affected by the epidemic, Xu finally completed the physical examination in June this year. On July 3rd, his stem cells were collected and he became the 425th hematopoietic stem cell donor in Hubei Province. The cells donated by Xu were also flown to Sichuan Province on the same day to save the blood diseased patient.


That very day Mr.Bo Chen, director of Red Cross Society of China Hubei Branch, and other leaders visited Jieyuan Xu. Chen presented Xu with a commemorative certificate and medal for his stem cell donation.


Jieyuan Xu has been committed to public welfare during his school years. And he has been awarded the Excellent League Member, Social Welfare Scholarship and other honors. He is also a member of a charity team. In the summer vacation of 2019, he went to Xiangxi, Hunan Province with the team to carry out a village summer camp. In 2019, he took an active role volunteering during the 7th CISM Military World Games, presenting awards to winners of the women's basketball competitions.


"Fear comes from the unknown," Said Xu. "I used to be afraid because I didn't know the exact process of the donation and what it would be like. I think it's very meaningful to help a leukemia patient continue to live." After years of participating in public welfare activities and volunteering, Xu was used to thinking that it was not a big deal, but his firm and selfless dedication gave the recipient hope to continue living.


Written by: Rong He

Source: School of Civil Engineering and Mechanics


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