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Taiwan to donate bone marrow to Chinese mainland again
( 2001-06-12 23:41 ) (8 )

The medical center of Taiwan's largest charity organization will again donate bone marrow to patients in the Chinese mainland, according to reports reaching Hong Kong from Taipei Tuesday.

This will be the 86th time the Buddhist Compassion Relief Tzu Chi Foundation has donated bone marrow to patients in the mainland, the foundation said.

The bone marrow, to be flown from Hualien, eastern Taiwan, early Wednesday morning, is expected to arrive at Suzhou Hospital in the Jiangsu Province at midnight after a 20-hour trip.

The foundation, which set up a bone marrow data center seven years ago, began to make donations to the mainland from 1997.

The foundation has donated bone marrow to recipients in eight Chinese cities ---Beijing, Shanghai, Hangzhou, Chengdu, Guangzhou Tianjin, Wuhan, and Hainan. 



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