Tuesday, 17 September 2013

Chinese Hospital Wants Blood Samples From 100 Virgins

It’s normal for a vampire to crave the
blood of a virgin, but not a respected
research hospital.
So when the Peking University Cancer
Hospital in China put out a request for
ages 18 to 24, some people thought it
was bloody awful, according to AFP.
“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.
Hospital official spokeswoman Guan
Jiuping insisted the blood wasn’t for
some bizarre human sacrifice ritual. It
seems that researchers were doing
studies on the human papilloma virus
(HPV), which is usually transmitted
through s*xual contact.
“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
s*x,” Guan said, according to China
Daily. “Too much attention to sensitive
words like ‘virgin’ and ‘s*x’ 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 s*x, the
Metro reported.
So far, 50 self-proclaimed virgins have
donated their blood to
science, reported.
However, the number of actual virgins
may be smaller, because the hospital is
taking all the donors at their word.

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