Over 6,000 city dwellers walk for blood donation

More than 6,000 people joined a walk in Ho Chi Minh City on May 8 to call for blood donation and joint actions to reduce adverse impacts of urbanization on the human lives.

The walk was held by the Vietnam Red Cross.

Among the participants were Vice State President Nguyen Thi Doan, Chairwoman of the city People’s Council Pham Phuong Thao, head of the city Party Committee’s personnel board Nguyen Thi Thu Ha, and city vice chairpersons Hua Ngoc Thuan and Nguyen Thi Hong.

On the same day, the city’s Humanitarian Blood Donation Center received more than 450 blood units (1 unit = 250 ml).

In addition, over 70,000 people in the city registered with the organizing board to donate blood.

On the occasion of the International Red Cross Day (May 8), the organizers gave out  40 wheelchairs to handicapped and Agent Orange victims.

By Truong Ngoc, translated by Tuyet Loan

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