Vietnam’s largest blood donation festival opens

Saturday, 2018-03-10 17:57:13
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The festival was launched by the National Institute of Haematology and Blood Transfusion in 2008 and has been expanded by the National Steering Committee of Blood Donation Campaigns since 2010.
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NDO – The Xuan Hong (Pink Spring) Festival, the biggest national-scale blood donation campaign, was kick-started in Hanoi on March 10, gathering thousands of people who came to donate their blood in support of patients in need.

Over the past 10 years, the festival in Hanoi has attracted 190,000 participants and collected 60,300 blood units, contributing to ensuring blood treatments immediately after the Lunar New Year.

This year’s festival takes place from March 3-11. Its official days run from March 9-11 at the National Institute of Haematology and Blood Transfusion.

From March 3-7, the National Institute of Haematology and Blood Transfusion, in collaboration with several other agencies, arranged 17 donation collection points, receiving over 3,400 blood units.

Standing member of the National Assembly's Committee for Social Affairs Luu Binh Nhuong is donating his blood.

This is the sixth time Hoang Thi Minh from Ung Hoa district, Hanoi, has joined the blood donation. She said she was delighted to help needy patients.

Blood units are classified carefully.

The blood units will be provided to 120 hospitals in 16 northern provinces and cities.

DUY LINH/Translated by NDO