launching ceremony in Hanoi, Deputy Prime Minister Truong Hoa Binh cited
the health ministry’s data that since the campaign had kick-started in
January 1994, donors have provided 98% of the blood collected.
In 2016, the country collected nearly 1.2 million blood units, which
were equivalent to 75 percent of the demand for blood for surgery,
treatment and provision nationwide, he noted.
He hoped such blood donation events as Chu Nhat Do (Red Sunday), the
Xuan Hong (Pink Spring) festival, and Hanh trinh do (Red Journey) will
be expanded across the country in the coming time.
More than 40 blood donation festivals are scheduled to take place
during the Red Sunday programme with the hope of collecting nearly
25,000 blood units.
Many cities and provinces are striving to collect over 1,000 units of
bloods, including Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Dak Lak, Thai Nguyen, Thanh
Hoa, Nghe An, Thai Binh, Nam Dinh, Ha Nam and Hai Phong.