30 Oct '11, 4am

Blood appeal for ex-actor Chen Wencong, who is suffering from leukaemia, goes viral

Blood appeal for ex-actor Chen Wencong, who is suffering from leukaemia, goes viral

Chen, 38, began his TV career through Star Search in 1993. By Judith Tan An online appeal for donors with AB blood type to provide blood and platelets for a former television actor went viral. The appeal, mainly on Facebook and Twitter, went out last Friday evening. It was made on behalf of TV actor-turned-scriptwriter Chen Wencong, 38, who has developed acute leukaemia. This is a progressive blood cancer that develops rapidly from the earliest forms of cells in the immature bone marrow cells. A patient needs urgent treatment and is generally responsive to chemotherapy. MediaCorp actor Zhang Zhenhuan, who made the posting, said Chen was in dire need of a transfusion. 'Urgent requirement for blood and platelet trans-fusion by today,' he wrote.

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