27.2 C
Accra
Thursday, August 18, 2022

4,000 recovered COVID-19 patients in South Korea declare donation of blood plasma for COVID-19 cure

Must Read

UER: 9th Regional SSNIT and TUC Meeting held in Bolgatanga

Byy: Emmanuel Akayeti The leadership of the Trades Union Congress (TUC), in partnership with the Social Security and National Insurance...

I have no intention to kill patients, it was content – Student nurse reacts

The nursing student seen in a viral Tiktok clip threatening to kill her patients after she graduates from school...

Bank of Ghana raises policy rate to 22 per cent

By: Antoinette Selorm Abba The Bank of Ghana has announced plans to purchase foreign exchange arising from the voluntary repatriation...

About four thousand members of the Shincheonji Church of Jesus in South Korea, who have recovered from COVID-19, have announced their willingness to donate their blood plasma for the development of treatment for COVID-19 patients.

The amount of blood to be donated has been estimated at about $83 billion worth if the 4,000 patients donate 500ml individually. This is based on the current plasma transaction in the United States.

“It is difficult to accelerate developing a medicine for COVID-19 with only 200 recovered patients who expressed their willingness to donate blood. The massive donation from the recovered patients of the Church will solve the problem of the lack of blood for research,” said an official from Green Cross Pharma, a biopharmaceutical company in South Korea.

For the first quarter of this year, the rapid virus spread hit the church members in Daegu of South Korea, where the early signs of the crisis appeared with the controversy over the massive visitors from China before the infection of church members.

Mr. Man Hee Lee, founder of the Shincheonji Church, said that members of the church are advised to donate plasma voluntarily. “As Jesus sacrificed himself with his blood for life, we hope that the blood of people can bring positive effects on overcoming the current situation,” said Mr. Lee.

“We had a discussion with the health authorities and tried to establish a plan with details for the donation. Some of the recovered members have already donated individually, feeling thankful for the assistance from the government and medical teams. They expressed their commitment to make contribution to the society,” said an official in the church.

Some local governments in South Korea recently brought lawsuits against the church with allegations that the church did not cooperate with the authorities by not submitting the full list of church facilities and members infected with the virus.

“No evidence has been found that Shincheonji supplied missing or altered lists. And there were only minor differences,” said Kim Kang-lip, vice-minister of Health. Academic researches on Shincheonji and COVID-19 stated that the church “provided the list of its South Korean members six days after it was requested” and “it was initially unclear whether shut down facilities and properties should be included” when the government asked for the lists of real estate.

(Shincheonji and Coronavirus in South Korea: Sorting Fact from Fiction – A White Paper https://www.eupoliticalreport.eu/covid-19-and-the-shincheonji-church-in-south-korea-a-white-paper-reveals-the-truth/)

A Shincheonji media coordinator said the church will cooperate fully with investigations from government agencies.

South Korea reported 12,535 confirmed cases and 281 deaths from COVID-19.

Story by Dominic Hlordzi.

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Latest News

UER: 9th Regional SSNIT and TUC Meeting held in Bolgatanga

Byy: Emmanuel Akayeti The leadership of the Trades Union Congress (TUC), in partnership with the Social Security and National Insurance...

I have no intention to kill patients, it was content – Student nurse reacts

The nursing student seen in a viral Tiktok clip threatening to kill her patients after she graduates from school says she had no intention...

Bank of Ghana raises policy rate to 22 per cent

By: Antoinette Selorm Abba The Bank of Ghana has announced plans to purchase foreign exchange arising from the voluntary repatriation of export proceeds from mining,...

Alan cautions NPP members on acts that may disturb peace and harmony

SOURCE: GRAPHICONLINE "It is a fact that the peaceful health walk was independently organised, and joined by thousands of well-meaning Ghanaian citizens across Kumasi, to...

NPP Steering Committee writes to Alan Kyerematen over ‘Aduro Wo So Health Work’

The National Steering Committee of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) has written to Trades and Industry Minister, Alan Kyerematen over the recently held 'Aduro...

More Articles Like This