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Monks donate blood at Vĩnh Nghiêm Pagoda

Update: August, 14/2018 - 09:00

 

Giving back: Vĩnh Nghiêm Pagoda in HCM City’s District 3 offers its space to the HCM City Humanitarian Blood Donation Centre twice a year for blood donation events.
Viet Nam News

Story and photos by Hoàng Nguyên

HCM CITY — Monks and Buddhist followers were among the volunteer donors at an event held at Vĩnh Nghiêm Pagoda in HCM City’s District 3 on Sunday (August 12).

International friends: Brent Rogers from the US donates blood for the first time in Việt Nam after learning about the event from a Vietnamese friend. He was the first foreigner to participate in the event at the pagoda.
Stings a bit: Monks rest after donating blood.

The pagoda supports the HCM City Humanitarian Blood Donation Centre in organising blood donation events twice a year in March and April, and July and August.

Careful now: Donors have their blood pressure and pulse checked by medical staff from the HCM City Humanitarian Blood Donation Centre.
Kindhearted: A taxi driver stops to donate blood after seeing a banner about the blood donation event hanging outside the pagoda several days before.

Besides offering a spacious location, the pagoda also provides breakfasts for volunteer donors.

Safety first: A monk has a medical check before donating blood.
Respect: Monks from the Wat Chantaransay Temple visit Vĩnh Nghiêm Pagoda to donate blood.

The Red Cross Society in Ward 7 in District 3 targets having 150 donors at the blood donation event at the pagoda and another 150 at an event held at a different location in the ward. — VNS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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