Medical workers donate blood, inspire others to do the same

February, 25/2022 - 11:32
More than 200 doctors, nurses and staff at Thống Nhất Hospital in HCM City donated blood on Thursday.

 

Assoc Prof Lê Đình Thanh, director of HCM City’s Thống Nhất Hospital, donates blood during a drive the hospital organised on Thursday. VNS Photo Thu Hằng

HCM CITY — More than 200 doctors, nurses and staff at Thống Nhất Hospital in HCM City donated blood on Thursday.

The hospital’s blood donation drive was aimed at easing a shortage of blood and blood components due to a dramatic decrease in donors during the COVID-19 pandemic, Assoc Prof Lê Đình Thanh, its director, said.

The participation of medical workers would encourage the community to embrace the humanitarian call to donate blood, he said.

It was also a way for medical workers to celebrate Vietnamese Doctors’ Day, February 27, he said.

Dr Hồ Hữu Đức, deputy director of the field hospital for COVID-19 treatment in Tân Bình District, said it was the third time he had donated blood to the hospital.

“As a medical worker, I acknowledge that donations are essential to ensure blood is available for patients in need.

“The COVID-19 pandemic has led to a reduction in blood donations, making it urgent for more people to give blood to save lives.” — VNS

More than 200 physicians, nurses and staff at Thống Nhất Hospital donated blood on Thursday. VNS Photo Thu Hằng

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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