Blood Slave: Kidnappers Force Man To Donate 800ml Of Blood Monthly After Being Lured By Fake Job Advert

Blood Slave: Kidnappers Force Man To Donate 800ml Of Blood Monthly After Being Lured By Fake Job Advert
Victim, Li.

A Chinese man identified only by his surname Li was kidnapped and held captive for months as a “blood slave” in Cambodia after being lured by a fake job advert, it has emerged.

Since being kidnapped by the gang that put up the fake advert in August last year, the 31-year-old man had 27 ounces (800ml) of blood taken monthly.

A normal blood donation usually just takes around 16 ounces (470 milliliters) of blood, which is about 8% of the average blood volume of an adult.

While the human body is able to replace this volume within 24 to 48 hours, replenishing red blood cells take up around 10 to 12 weeks. This is why Red Cross recommends that a person wait at least eight weeks (56 days) before donating again.

Blood drained from the Chinese man was reportedly sold to private buyers on the black market.

Li was lured by a fake job advert, held at gunpoint, and taken across the China-Vietnam border.  After forcing him to cross the border, the gang took him to Ho Chi Minh City and then eventually to Sihanoukville. Once in Cambodia, another gang running an online fraud company bought Li for $18,500.

When he was admitted into hospital last week, Li’s arms were badly covered in bruises and needle marks.

Narrating just horrifying experience, the man who had worked as a security guard in Shenzhen and Beijing said he refused to be a part of the gang’s fraud scheme and after learning he was an orphan and couldn’t be used for a ransom, they chose to use him as a “blood slave”.

Li detailed how seven other men were detained in the same room as him.

Due to him having an O negative blood type, which the person who tested him said was “quite valuable” the gang took more blood from him than the other seven.

Li had been drained of so much blood that his captors started drawing from his head because the veins in his arms could no longer supply enough blood.

The man was threatened to be sold to illegal organ harvesters if he didn’t give them his blood.

Li only managed to escape earlier this month when one of the gang members switched sides and helped him get out.

He is currently being treated at a hospital after suffering multiple organ failure but is now said to be in a stable condition.

Based on Li’s description, all of the gangs’ members are Chinese and coldly treated the captives as “tools for making money.”

The Chinese embassy in Cambodia sent staff to visit Li in hospital and said it has asked Cambodian police to prioritise the case.

It also warned Chinese citizens who are lured to Cambodia to follow formal channels and ignore false advertisements promoting high-paying jobs.

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