Many netizens questioned why Hong Kong’s blood inventories were running out so fast and whether the blood was for Hong Kong people or for mainland Chinese.
China’s black market now deals in a surprising trade: blood. Responding to China’s rising demand for healthcare, and the subsequent shortage of donated blood, certain merchants have started a profitable underground channel where one thousand RMB can buy a patient 100 CC of the essential medical commodity.
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The scheme works like this: The gangs advertise payments for blood donations online. They shepherd willing members of the public through the process, providing the patient’s personal information for the certificate, and pose as friends or family as they go to the hospital. They receive their payoff, and the gang then sells the certificate to the patient in need of the transfusion. The business is so lucrative that these gangs have cropped up, each controlling their own piece of turf, typically around the donations and blood certificates in one hospital or area. (Source: EPOCH TIMES)
Blood traders pay the seller 400 yuan (US$61) for two units of platelets, but charge the buyer 1,200 yuan (US$185). In a single day, they can make more than 20 transactions like this. “Little brothers” can earn between 100,000 and 200,000 yuan (US$15,422-30,845) each year, and their bosses can make more than one million yuan (US$154,298), Xiaosu said.
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Illegal dealers recruit donors, charge patients 1,000 yuan per unit of fluid.
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The illegal trade in human blood has re-emerged in China two decades after a crackdown in the wake of an HIV contamination scandal, according to a television station report.
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