Saturday, October 5, 2013

You Won’t Believe Why This Hospital Needs Blood From 100 Virgins

A research hospital in China caused outrage when they requested for female virgin blood.
According to report, Peking University Cancer Hospital in China put out a request for ages 18 to 24.
“Male virgins are not needed, just females, how is this science?” posted one highly-cited user of a Chinese social media service similar to Twitter.
The Hospital spokeswoman Guan Jiuping insisted that there is nothing sinister in their need for the blood. She claimed that researchers were doing studies on thehuman papilloma virus (HPV), which is usually transmitted through sexual contact.
Guan says:
“It’s in line with international practice to collect female virgins’ blood samples, which serve as negative control substances in HPV research, given that the risk of contracting HPV is low among women who have never had sex. Too much attention to sensitive words like ‘virgin’ and ‘sex’ is not necessary in this context. “
Researchers said virgin blood is helpful because risk for the virus is low among women who have not had sex.
So far, 50 self-proclaimed virgins have donated their blood to science, it was reported. However, the number of actual virgins may be smaller, because the hospital is taking all the donors at their word.