Many Church members are contributing blood to aid in the coronavirus’s containment. Over 4,000 adherents of the Shincheonji Church of Jesus have currently volunteered to contribute plasma. Each blood will be used for scientific purposes after their recovery from COVID-19. If every individual agreed to donate 500 ml of blood, the cumulative donation would be approximately Billion. The Church’s leader advocated plasma donation in South Korea. According to a pharma and biotech representative, it is impossible to promote the development of the vaccine. A 200 volunteered patients are not enough. Many of these patients showed an interest in donating blood. The contribution of healed patients would resolve the issue of blood shortages. In February, a Shincheonji participant in the city of Daegu became a patient of the epidemic. The person became the 31st individual in Korea to display symptoms. Despite evidence that some caught the infection first, the parish was criticized for the disease.
According to reports, learners from Wuhan, China, the virus’s initial appearance, entered Daegu in January. Following the identification, investigations ensued, and the Church was falsely convicted. In recent times, the region of Daegu filed a million-dollar lawsuit against the Church. The allegations failed to follow municipal officials and did not send an accurate list of services and members. The Church asserts that it made every effort to follow the demands. According to leaders, there was a pause in documentation when church offices were closed. Approval from participants was required before disclosing that information. The officials have blamed the Church for transmitting the infection. The Church needs its blood donors to help save the lives of many citizens.
To give and to end the pandemic
Members of a Korean church are sharing plasma in droves in the hope of bringing an end to the Novel virus. In reaction, the church leader wrote a sincere letter of gratitude. It includes all the members of the congregation. For the record, over 4,000 representatives of the Church have volunteered to contribute plasma to help. In total, funding is projected to be valued at approximately 83 billion dollars.
Criticism is not enough to stop the volunteers
Following the diagnosis of some participants of covid 19, there has been an increasing number of incidents. Especially in bigotry towards the Church, a rising Christian movement in South Korea. A false allegation was leveled against the religion, but this people’s faith has never wavered. The patients who have been cured have contributed blood to help stop this pandemic. As hysteria spreads and Korea fails to control the virus’s spread. With this, abuse and disinformation will continue to rise. Many religious liberty organizations have also expressed outrage over the persecution. Those who care for religious freedom should also voice out. The bigotry and scapegoating this community of individuals faces due to religious beliefs is severe. All believers of the Church do not deserve such hands pointing at them for all the good deeds they have done. The Church should be praised instead of throwing false accusations at them.