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450 units of blood collected in Quảng Trị

Update: July, 25/2016 - 15:30
Youth join the blood donation programme in the central province of Quảng Trị. – VNA/VNS Photo Trịnh Bang Nhiệm
Viet Nam News

QUẢNG TRỊ — The charity blood drive “Giọt hồng đất lửa” (Red drops of blood on heroic land), held in the central province of Quảng Trị yesterday, collected nearly 450 units of blood.

The blood drive was organised by the National Institute of Hematology and Blood Transfusions, in co-ordination with the Quảng Trị Red Cross Society.

The programme attracted nearly 500 youths and workers in the province.

Phùng Hải Thụy, from Đông Hà City, said this was the third time he donated blood, adding that he was happy to assist patients needing blood transfusions at medical stations.

The programme was part of the Red Itinerary 2016, and was made up of two teams. Plans called for one team to travel to different provinces and cities, from the southern province of Kiên Giang to Hà Nội, and another team to work in the northern provinces to seek blood donations.

The blood drive was kicked off on July 5. It is scheduled to end in Hà Nội this Thursday, with the two teams having traveled to 27 provinces and cities.

One unit of blood is equivalent to 250-350ml. – VNS

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