Sunday blood donation programme launched
  • | VNA | January 09, 2017 09:35 AM
The Red Sunday blood donation programme was launched across 25 cities and provinces on January 8.

Deputy Prime Minister Truong Hoa Binh speaking at the event

Addressing the 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.

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