|Chinoros Benjachavakul, senior vice president for human resources and corporate affairs at C.P. Việt Nam Corporation, donating blood at the Thai consulate in HCM City on December 2. VNS Photo
HCM CITY — The Thai Consulate in HCM City organised a blood donation event on December 2 to mark the birth anniversary of the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej, the National Day of the Kingdom of Thailand and Thailand’s Father’s Day, which falls on December 5.
Speaking at the event, Wiraka Moodhitaporn, the consul general, said the blood donation drive was an opportunity for the Thai and Vietnamese communities living in HCM City and neighbouring provinces to make contributions to community activities.
It is also part of activities to mark the 10th anniversary of the Việt Nam-Thailand Strategic Partnership, she said.
Chinoros Benjachavakul, senior vice president for human resources and corporate affairs at C.P. Việt Nam Corporation, came to the Thai consulate early on Saturday morning to donate blood.
“This is the 58th time I have donated blood, including 32 times for donation blood drives in Việt Nam and 26 times in Thailand,” Benjachavakul said.
Blood donation is a beautiful deed from our compassionate heart and a lifesaving gift, he said.
“Together, we can give blood to save the lives of people in need and make contributions to the community,” he added.
A total of 148 units of blood were donated by officials at the consulate, the Thai community and locals.
A bicycle parade was held on the same day to raise awareness about the importance of blood donation.
The annual event was organised by the Thai consulate in collaboration with the Việt Nam Red Cross Society and the Thai Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Việt Nam. — VNS
|A bicycle parade on December 2 to raise awareness about the importance of blood donation. VNS Photo