A man had unexpectedly saved the life of his future wife – and he didn’t even know about it – after he donated blood 11 years ago! Isn’t that wonderful?
Lian, a Taiwanese glutinous rice dumpling seller is fond of donating blood because of his firm belief that this was one of the best things he could do to save somebody’s life, even if that somebody is a stranger to him. Little did he know that he would end up saving the life of his future wife…
He started donating blood when he was still 20 years old and continues doing so to this day at their hometown in Hsinchu, a city in northern Taiwan.
Back in 2007, a woman surnamed Lim met an accident. She needed a lot of blood because her body’s clotting mechanism failed. In total, she needed 8 bags of blood and 2 bags of platelets for transfusion.
Thanks to several donors, Lim survived the accident.
Seven years later, Lim was managing her family’s business when she met the glutinous rice dumpling seller. Soon, the two would fall in love.
In March 2018, the couple got married – but still had no idea that they have an extra special ‘blood connection’.
One day, they got to talking about the importance of blood donation and how it saves lives. Lim recalled her experience and how her life was, indeed, saved by the donors. So, she decided to track down these people to say thanks, even when it’s over a decade late.
But the hospital and blood banks would not tell her about the donors’ names as such information is supposed to be confidential. She eventually managed to persuade one of the blood banks to reveal the names of the donors who helped her those many years ago.
While reading out some of the names, Lim was particularly interested with someone surnamed ‘Lian’. She gave the staff an identification number – and the staff was rather shocked that she knew the number!
“How did you know that?!” the staff asked, stunned that this woman knew the man’s identification number.
Lim explained that the guy is now her husband! Wow.
After learning this, Lim now joins her husband in encouraging people to donate blood. As for Lian? Well, he’s got a special story to tell – and he jokes that people should donate blood as this might be the best place to find a wife. LOL.
Source: World of Buzz