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Woman discovers the man she's dating is the blood donor who saved her life 11 years ago

The story encouraged others to donate: 'You might have a chance to save your future wife.'

Woman discovers the man she's dating is the blood donor who saved her life 11 years ago
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Editor's note: This article was originally published on November 18, 2022. It has since been updated.

This couple's love story could be straight out of a Hollywood movie. A Taiwanese woman named Lin Xiaofen revealed to her boyfriend an incident that happened 11 years ago. Doctors had to transfuse 10 pints of blood and two units of isolated platelets after a severe car crash left her in critical condition. After hearing her story, Lian playfully speculated, "Could it be my blood you used?" Although he said it in passing, the question sparked Lin's curiosity as Lian was a regular blood donor at the time, reported Bored Panda. Curiosity led Lin to investigate if her boyfriend was indeed the blood donor who saved her life.

She was astonished by her discovery, saying, "When they told me it was a Mr. Lian from Hsinchu, I felt surprised." Lin proceeded to verify the same by checking the donor's ID number with the staff at the station. They confirmed that Lian had indeed saved her life, seven years before they met.

Lian used this moment to encourage others to donate blood. "You might have a chance to save your future wife," he said.

Social media users humorously suggested it was all part of Lian's grand plan to win Lin over. One individual wrote: "Great plan. This is what I got. Step 1. Stalk your crush. Step 2. plot an accident plan against her. Step 3. Donate blood for her recovery. Step 4. Start saying you had an instant connection with her when you meet her again. Step 5. Layout clues for her to find out that you are her lifesaver. Step 6. Eventually, let her find your love for her. Conclusion: a successful happy married life with your crush." Another commented, " He got a wife from donating?? All I ever got was a juicy juice and cookies lol."

In another incident, a 54-year-old nurse was shocked to know that the new doctor on the block, Brandon Seminatore, was in fact a baby she nursed when he was prematurely delivered at 26 weeks. According to Metro, Vilma Wong spent over three decades working at the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital in Palo Alto, California. Although she instantly recognized the name of her new colleague, she couldn't quite place how she knew him.


But when Seminatore shared that they both worked at the hospital where he was born, she knew who he was. Surprisingly, the young doctor even had a picture of them together taken in his early days. "I got very suspicious because I remember being the primary nurse to a baby with the same last name," Wong said about seeing his name for the first time. "I asked him if his dad was a police officer and there was a big silence and then he asked me if I was Vilma. I said yes."

Vilma said that she was in shock at first but overjoyed to know that she took care of him almost 30 years ago and now heโ€™s a pediatric resident at the same place where he was born. Brandon was specializing in child neurology at the same hospital. 

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