China sets up blood donation camps at Doklam amidst standoff
Amidst the Doklam standoff, China has been setting up blood donation camps in the area. The Chinese media reported that blood donation and collection camps were being set up at the standoff site in Doklam.
The Chinese daily Global Times reported that a hospital in Changsha, the capital of Hunan Province, has relocated its blood bank on the orders of the Peoples Liberation Army (PLA).
"Many hospitals in different provinces are controlling the use of blood, and according to a reliable anonymous source from a hospital in Changsha, capital of Hunan Province, the blood bank has been relocated by the PLA and the local government is organizing a blood drive to replenish supplies," the daily reported.
The same is also true of some other top hospitals in Hubei Province, and Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, according to multiple sources from these regions. The stocks of blood were transferred before the Jiuzhaigou earthquake in Sichuan Province on August 8, and they are likely to be transferred to Tibet, the Global Times quoted a source as saying.