Activities held in response to “Red Journey” blood drive

Activities under the trans-nation Red Journey blood donation campaign are being held across localities, aiming to attract attention to the humanitarian movement from the public.

Activities under the trans-nation Red Journey blood donation campaign are being held across localities, aiming to attract attention to the humanitarian movement from the public.

Activities held in response to “Red Journey” blood drive

Exemplary blood donors honoured at the Can Tho’s Red Colour of Tay Do blood donation campaign.

Thousands of people, including many soldiers, students and locals, donated their blood during the event, named “Sac Do Tay Do” (Red Colour of Tay Do), held in the Mekong Delta city of Can Tho on June 17th.

The event expects to collect roughly 1,100 blood units, exceeding the goal of 800 blood units set for each city and province during this year’s nationwide Red Journey blood donation campaign.

Thousands of people, including many soldiers and students, have donated their blood during the event which was held in the city for six consecutive years.

This year’s event attracted a large number of high-school and undergraduate students from across the city; many of whom have taken part in the campaign every year since it was launched in 2013, said President of Can Tho’s Red Cross Society Huynh Thanh Thao.

They have inspired the love for other beings and sense of responsibility among the young people and further expanded the campaign, she added.

On the same day, representatives from the Can Tho Red Cross Association, the Red Journey delegation and BIDV presented gifts to 15 patients suffering from congenital bleeding disorders undergoing treatment at Can Tho Hematology - Blood Transfusion Hospital.

The Ho Chi Minh City authorities and the City’s Voluntary Blood Donation Encouraging Steering Committee honoured numerous outstanding local blood donors. Nearly 1,000 collectives and inpiduals were praised at the event for their active participation in blood donation activities.

“Red Journey” is a cross-country campaign initiated by the National Steering Committee for Voluntary Blood Donation and the National Institute of Haematology and Blood Transfusion in 2013, aiming to raise public awareness of the need for blood donation as well as thalassaemia, a genetic blood disorder that can lead to heart failure and liver problems, and to address the shortage of blood for medical use.

Last year, the campaign collected over 38,000 blood units nationwide./.

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