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Red Journey collects blood in Da Nang

Update: July, 20/2015 - 08:03
Volunteers donate blood during The Red Journey, a transnational campaign to raise awareness about donating blood, in the central Da Nang Province last weekend. — Photo thanhnien.com.vn

DA NANG (VNS) — The central city received more than 1,200 units of blood (250ml each) from donors on Saturday and Sunday during The Red Journey, a transnational campaign to raise awareness about donating blood.

The donated units will be given for blood transfusions at 20 hospitals in Da Nang and Quang Nam Province.

According to Da Nang General Hospital, more than 382,000 units have been donated by people in the central city since 2003, providing 99.5 per cent of demand for blood transfusions and emergency cases for the city.

Last year, the number of voluntary blood donors in the city accounted for 3.25 per cent of the population, the highest rate in the country. — VNS

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