An airplane departs from Kansai International Airport in Japan, at 5:00 p.m. Thursday to Gimpo International Airport in Korea, and in its cargo compartment, there lied a white Styrofoam box filled with dry ice, containing five units (400mL pet unit) of scarlet frozen blood. It was “Bar D Bar Bar D Bar (-D-/-D-)” blood, which is an extremely rare blood type. On the next morning, the thawing liquid, which is mandatory for thawing frozen blood, left the U.S. Army Base in Pyeongtaek to Severance Hospital in Seoul. The hospital in Pyeongtaek U.S. Army Base is the only place that has the thawing liquid for blood in Korea.
Thanks to the cooperation of Korea, Japan and the United States, the heart of an elderly lady named Kim Dong-geum (age 72), a patient hospitalized in Severance Hospital who has a rare blood type, could beat once more. It would not have been possible …
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