Rise in Black Market for Blood in China

February 16, 2015 12:08 PM

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Due to lack of blood supply in China, people see the black market as an apt option to get more supply. Some desperate patients who need blood buy certificates from black market agents known as blood heads, allowing them to get access to state blood banks.

Hong, a retired Shanghai civil servant suffering from a debilitating blood condition known as myelodysplasti, has to say that buying blood is his necessity and without blood heads, he is not left with any way out to help him get blood.

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