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Blood donation campaign in Bình Định

Update: July, 17/2017 - 10:01
More than 1,500 blood donors have taken part in a festival in Quy Nhơn city in the central province of Bình Định as part of the Hành Trình Đỏ (red journey), a nationwide annual blood donation drive. — Photo NIHBT

BÌNH ĐỊNH – More than 1,500 blood donors have taken part in a festival in Quy Nhơn city in the central province of Bình Định as part of the Hành Trình Đỏ (red journey), a nationwide annual blood donation drive.

The two-day event concluded on July 16 and collected a total of 1,244 blood units. 

During the festival, the Hành Trình Đỏ organising board honoured 33 individuals and groups of donors for their outstanding contributions. 

Initiated by the National Institute of Hematology and Blood Transfusion in 2013, the "red journey" is scheduled to travel to 28 provinces and cities throughout July. It is expected to collect at least 45,000 blood units. 

Last year, the drive toured 27 cities and provinces nationwide to provide advice on blood donation and thalassemia – a genetic blood disease – to 500,000 local people. It collected 20,790 units of blood. 

Since its inception, the campaign has gathered more than 150,000 units of blood. — VNS

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