Humanitarian blood donation, free treatment launched

Vietnam Red Cross Society (VRCS), the National Institute of Hematology and Blood Transfusion and Insurance Company Prudential November 7 launched a festival named “Ngay hoi hien mau” ( Blood donation festival) in Hanoi.

Mrs. Dao Thi Thanh Tam, deputy head of VRCS said that though there is an increase in donated blood units, it just meets 60 percent of the emergency and treatment demand in the country.

Accordingly, shortage of blood takes place in some cities and provinces especially in Tet holiday and summer vacation when students come back their fatherland (students are major forces to donate blood)

Noteworthy, the festival is also an activity to start campaign “Pru-Tinh nguyen” (Pru-Voluntary) and the program “Blood donation and humanitarian acts” co-organized by Vietnam Red Cross Society and Prudential Vietnam.

The program will be launched in Hanoi and 16 cities and province with the aim to collect 5,000 blood units, provide free treatment, healthcare consultation and medicine to 2,000 people in poverty line.

The festival has seen the participation of nearly 700 members of VRCS and 50 volunteers of Prudential.

By Khanh Nguyen – translated by Uyen Phuong

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