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International Plasma Donation Inspiring Thousands From Korea to Chicago
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International Plasma Donation Inspiring Thousands From Korea to Chicago

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On November 16, Shincheonji Church of Jesus Members Will Initiate Their 3rd Plasma Donation Drive In Hopes To Develop A Treatment For COVID-19

A plasma donation drive is planned for 3 weeks starting November 16th until the 11th of December at the Indoor Stadium of Daegu Athletics Center in South Korea – 4,000 Shincheonji members plan to participate inspiring members of all religious faiths around the world to contribute to the plasma donation efforts

Seoul, South Korea and Chicago, USA, Nov. 10, 2020—Movement HQ is supporting the work of Shincheonji Church of Jesus, the Temple of the Tabernacle of the Testimony (Chairman Man Hee Lee, “Shincheonji”) in an event to conduct a third group of plasma donations starting on the 16th of November for 3 weeks. About 4,000 Shincheonji members are expected to participate in this plasma drive. These plasma donations are the largest the world has seen from an organized religious organization who is dedicated to find a cure to end the COVID-19 pandemic. 
The Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency (KDCA) made a request to Shincheonji Church of Jesus last month for their participation in plasma donation by stating, “It is necessary to quickly develop plasma treatment through group plasma donation, in the current absence of an effective treatment in the midst of the continuous occurrence of COVID-19 at home and abroad.” 
The third group plasma donation will take place at the Indoor Stadium of Daegu Athletics Center, with volunteers in place to assure a smooth operation. Just like the first and second plasma donation drives, the participants will decline receiving the travel expense assistance of 20,000 to 30,000 won, to lessen the burden on the taxpayers’ money. 
A member of Shincheonji Church of Jesus said, “I was glad and grateful to hear on the news (CG Green Cross) that the plasma treatment is being used at the point-of-care situation. It’s the most valuable thing we can do (as people who have recovered from COVID).” He added, “Through our experience of participating in plasma donation, all the members of our congregation have realized that the power to overcome COVID-19 is tolerance, love, and unity. We will put in our utmost effort so that South Korea can overcome COVID-19 through plasma treatment.” 
Overseas US members of Shincheonji, in large cities like Los Angeles, Chicago and New York have been inspired to donate both blood and plasma at their local donation centers. Ali Jua, a Chicago member states, “I hope with the help of both the church and organizations like Movement HQ, we can promote the importance of plasma donations. There is a feeling of joy and peace when you realize you have a chance to contribute something meaningful to society that has potential to save lives.”

Movement HQ is an organization that supports freedom of religion for people of all walks of faith. We advocate for those experiencing persecution as well as bring religious communities together in efforts to promote religious harmony.

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