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HCM City’s youths donate blood amid coronavirus outbreak

VNA VNA

21:53 | 16/02/2020

A blood donation day was held among Ho Chi Minh City’s young people on February 16 to address blood shortage facing hospitals due to the acute respiratory disease caused by the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).

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Ho Chi Minh City's youths donate their blood (Source: VNA)


Fears of COVID-19 infection have discouraged people from participating in blood drives. Many university students, a major proportion of blood donors, have not yet returned to major cities during the prolonged school closure, worsening the situation.

In particular, as the whole country is striving to fight the COVID-19 epidemic, local volunteers also wish to contribute to these joint efforts.

The event was expected to attract 1,700 donors, mainly workers and those from armed forces in the city’s 19 districts.

At the blood donation venue, antiseptic solution was provided for donors. Along with normal procedures, donors got body temperature measurement, washed their hands with santinizers and wore face masks./.

VNA