Help Save Lives from Coronavirus in Wuhan

The 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) has infected 71,334 people worldwide. 1,775 people are now known to have died from the virus. Six health workers have died and 1,716 have been infected since the outbreak. In Wuhan, where the virus was first detected, 242 people died on the 13th February alone.

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As a group of academics at Cardiff University, we are in solidarity with our fellow collaborators in Hubei Cancer Hospital in Wuhan who are working against the clock in fighting the coronavirus and saving lives. We particularly wish to support our Chinese colleagues by funding protective equipment for frontline medical staff due to their critical shortage of medical resources. These individuals are working tirelessly to protect us, so it is vital that we protect them.

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Before the outbreak, Hubei Cancer Hospital was supporting us on various projects including early cancer diagnostics using circulating biomarkers and evaluation of cancer immunotherapy effectiveness. We had two PhD students working in Wuhan since November 2019 on these collaborative projects.

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In view of the increasing number of coronavirus infected patients in Wuhan after the initial outbreak, Hubei Cancer Hospital started to provide healthcare service to severely infected cases and reported their critical shortage of protective equipment.

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All the donations will go solely to purchase NIOSH-certified N95 respirators and other protective equipment for medical staff in Hubei Cancer Hospital.  We hope more patients can receive effective treatment when adequate protective equipment is in place for medical staff. The control of the coronavirus in Wuhan is important to stop further transmission to the other countries.

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The fundraising team of academics in Cardiff University aim to acquire the medical equipment using the fund and send it to Hubei Cancer Hospital by March 2020.  At the end of the fundraising, we will circulate a report of the use of the fund to all contributors. 

We are grateful for your support.

Let's battle the coronavirus together! 

The fundraising team (click individual names to open profile pages):
Dr Xin Yang, School of Engineering, Cardiff University
Dr Xuan Wang, School of Modern Languages, Cardiff University 
Dr Zhangming Wu, School of Engineering, Cardiff University 
Prof Wen Jiang, School of Medicine, Cardiff University 
Prof Jianzhong Wu, School of Engineering, Cardiff University 
Dr Zhihua Xie, School of Engineering, Cardiff University 
Dr Yuhsuan Tsai, School of Chemistry, Cardiff University 
Dr Xianfang Sun, School of Computer Science and Informatics, Cardiff University
Prof Johannes Benedikt, School of Engineering, Cardiff University 
Dr Yulia Hicks, School of Engineering, Cardiff University 
Dr Emmanuel Brousseau, School of Engineering, Cardiff University 
Dr Ying Liu, School of Engineering, Cardiff University 
Dr Ze Ji, School of Engineering, Cardiff University 
Dr You Zhou, School of Medicine, Cardiff University 
Dr Zhirong Ou, School of Business, Cardiff University 
Dr Yun Fan, School of Engineering, Cardiff University
Dr Yinhua Dong, School of Engineering, Cardiff University
Mr Fangda Wu, School of Engineering, Cardiff University 
Mr Hanlin Wang, School of Engineering, Cardiff University 
Mr Roman Mikhaylov, School of Engineering, Cardiff University 
Ms Mercedes Stringer Martin, School of Engineering, Cardiff University
Mr Victory Akhimien, School of Engineering, Cardiff University
Dr Ming Hong Shen, School of Medicine, Cardiff University 
Dr Jian Yang, School of Medicine, Cardiff University 
Dr Bo Lin, Welsh School of Architecture, Cardiff University
Prof Haijiang Li, School of Engineering, Cardiff University 
Dr Anqi Liu, School of Mathematics, Cardiff University 
Dr Wenlong Ming, School of Engineering, Cardiff University 
Dr Peng Chen, School of Engineering, Cardiff University
Dr Yiqin Xue, School of Engineering, Cardiff University
Dr Li Yu, School of Geography and Planning, Cardiff University
Prof Bing Song, School of Medicine, Cardiff University

Donations

  • Catalena Angele 
    • £30 
    • 4 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • £50 
    • 4 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • £5 
    • 4 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • £5 
    • 4 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • £30 
    • 4 mos
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Organizer

Xin Yang 
Organizer
Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom
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