|Hundreds of donors took part in Incham’s blood donation campaign in HCM City last year. — VNS Photo|Viet Nam News
HCM CITY — A blood donation drive will be organised later this month by the Indian Business Chamber in Việt Nam in collaboration with the city’s Blood Transfusion Haemotology Hospital.
It is an annual event that seeks to help spread a positive message with respect to donating blood.
The event will start at 8.30am on August 27 at the Youth Cultural Centre, 4 Phạm Ngọc Thạch Street, District 1.
Incham has called on its members to participate and also persuade their colleagues, friends and family to do so.
Donors must be in good general health and at least 18 years old and weigh at least 45kg.
First-time donors have been told to have a healthy meal and drink a lot of water before and after donating blood.
The hospital will issue all donors a donor card that will enable them to get blood for free when they need it.
Experts said blood donation is good for health, helping reduce heart attack rates, cholesterol levels and the risk of cancer.
Besides, the event offers donors free health screening and blood testing for some major maladies.
Incham is a non-profit organisation established in 1999 to represent Indian businesses and promote relations between India and Việt Nam. — VNS