Celebrating the Voluntary Blood Donation Day (April 7), many provinces and cities nationwide have held meetings and voluntary blood donation campaigns. In Hanoi alone, on April 3-7, wards, communes, districts, agencies, schools and units citywide have organized a wide range of significant activities.
Notably, the Hanoi Steering Committee for Voluntary Blood Donation Campaign held a meeting to respond to the Voluntary Blood Donation Day (April 7) and human organ donation campaign.
Vice Chairman of the Hanoi People’s Committee Ngo Van Quy speaks at the meeting.
Addressing the meeting, Vice Chairman of the Hanoi People’s Committee Ngo Van Quy said that on January 24, 1994, the capital city launched the voluntary blood donation campaign for the first time. Since then, blood donation campaigns have been conducted widely and frequently in Hanoi, becoming a meaningful activity attracting a large number of people.
In 2018 alone, the city received more than 210,000 units of blood from 3% of its population, he added.
Various people respond to the blood donation campaign.
However, Vice Chairman Ngo Van Quy noted that he amount of donated blood has yet to meet the increasing demand for patients.
He requested departments, collectives and all-level Steering Committees to strengthen the communication, and open more mobile blood donation points to attract the participation of more people.
At the meeting, 30 families and individuals were honored for making great contributions to the voluntary blood donation campaigns.