Humanitarian significance of blood donation promoted

At the 14th Red Spring Festival (Photo: VNA)

In February, NIHBT collected 19,802 units of blood, contributing to distributing 40,000 units of blood to 132 medical foundations across 23 provinces and cities. In March, 35,000 blood units are expected to be collected, ensuring blood sufficiency for first-aid and treatment.

According to Prof. Dr. Bach Quoc Khanh, Head of the NIHBT, each time a blood donation campaign is launched, tens of agencies and thousands of people are willing to donate blood, spreading the humanitarian significance of the activity. “The solidarity and sharing of love among communities and responsibilities of collectives will hold precious significance for patients in need of blood,” he said.

This year, the 14th Red Spring Festival kicked off at a ceremony in Hanoi on February 28 with the theme “Safe blood donation – Don’t be afraid of COVID-19”.

After 13 editions, the festival has collected over 85,000 blood units and become the biggest annual blood donation event.

According to Vietnam News Agency, the 14th edition is taking place from March 1-7 at the NIHBT headquarters, and three fixed places - 26 Luong Ngoc Quyen in Hoan Kiem district, 132 Quan Nhan in Thanh Xuan district, and Valley 122 of Lang Street in Dong Da district.

The organizing board expects to receive over 4,000 blood units during this year’s festival, which then will be allocated to nearly 180 hospitals and medical establishments of 28 provinces and cities in the northern region.

It has also made thorough preparations to welcome donors so as to ensure COVID-19 prevention and control as recommended by the World Health Organisation and the Health Ministry./.


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