Over 1 million blood units to be collected in 2016

The Vietnam Red Cross Society yesterday said that this year, the National Steering Committee on Voluntary Blood Donation strives to encourage people to donate blood to meet expectation of 1,282,000 blood units. 

To get the amount of blood donation, the society must encourage 1.5 percent of the whole country’s population to donate their blood.

Additionally, the charity treatment program plans to provide treatment and healthcare consultation to at least 1.3 million people in the year starting from October 15 to November 15 on occasion of the National Red Cross Society’s 70th establishment anniversary.

According to the Committee, last year, the country collected more than 1,156,600 blood units, an increase of 10 percent compared to 2014. Of the amount, 97 percent was collected from volunteers.

Blood donation networks have formed and blood donation clubs have been established so far with more than 114,000 volunteers across the country.

By staff writer - Translated by Anh Quan

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