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Pastor Donates Blood for 17 Years

Pastor Donates Blood for 17 Years

Pastor Wang Jinxin joined his family as he completed the 2019 Tianmen International Marathon on Nov 16, 2019. Pastor Wang Jinxin joined his family as he completed the 2019 Tianmen International Marathon on Nov 16, 2019. (Provided by Wu Zhongyi)
ByCCD contributor: Wu Zhongyi August 13, 2020
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There is an ancient city called Jingshan in central Hubei Province. According to records, Christianity came to Jingshan more than 100 years ago.

I got to know Wang Jinxin, the president of Jingshan County CC and senior pastor of Jingshan Central Church, through a communication platform on Christianity. After talking with him, I learned that we are fellow villagers from northeast China.

I have never met him, but I listen to his sermons and devotional articles almost every day, and I recommend them to the co-workers in my church. Through WeChat, I could feel that Pastor Jinxin is a simple and sincere shepherd who faithfully serves the Lord. But what really surprised me is that he is not only a good shepherd, but he has given blood donations for 17 years and is also a master of physical training.

I learned by chance that Pastor Wang has insisted on donating blood since 2003. At present, he has donated a total of 11,800 ml of whole blood. If for the blood component, it would be tens of thousands of milliliters.

What is involved in offering whole blood? Pastor Jinxin explained to me that the blood component refers to only that part of the blood ingredient which is accepted when donating blood. For example, if the red blood cells are only accepted, and then red blood cells would be extracted from the blood of each donor, and other blood would go back to the body of the donors. The blood component which can be donated at one time is 1000 ml, and only once a month. Whole blood means that all the donated blood of the donor would be drawn with a maximum of 400 ml each time, and it can be offered once every six months.

Pastor Jinxin is quite humble about having donated blood for the past 17 years.

Pastor Wang has been swimming in the winter regularly for the past 15 years, no matter how busy he is. He is also a long-distance runner who has participated in international and domestic marathons. Several times he has finished a full marathon in less than four hours.

Pastor Wang once completed the Jingzhou International Marathon in Hubei Province, according to a report by the official website of the Protestant Churches in China, which is operated by the CCC, on November 1, 2017.

- Translated by Sophia Chen

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