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Local students donate blood and books for patients

Update: January, 04/2019 - 16:09
Students from Đông Á college in Đà Nẵng donate blood during a voluntary campaign in 2019. — VNS Photo Phương Chi
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ĐÀ NẴNG — The central city of Đà Nẵng’s youth union, in co-operation with Đông Á College, has launched a voluntary blood donation campaign and book collection for child cancer patients.

The union said nearly 300 units of blood (250ml each) had been collected from students at the college on Thursday, while nearly 1,000 books were also donated.

As planned, the campaign aims to use the books to establish a library at a hospital for patients.

Đông Á college offers a free reading space for the community. It also opened a digital library for students.

According to the city’s Red Cross association, local donors donated over 40,000 litres of blood for treatment and emergency cases in hospitals since the campaign was launched in Đà Nẵng in 2003, and voluntary blood donation supplies 99.5 per cent of the demand required for treatment and emergency aid at the city’s hospitals.

According to the city’s blood donation steering board, voluntary donors account for 3 per cent of the city’s 900,000 population – higher than the average ratio of provinces and cities nationwide (1.05 per cent).

The city has a list of 650 individuals who are able to donate blood at short notice in emergency cases.

The annual Red Journey often receives more than 1,200 units of blood from local donors for blood transfusions at 20 hospitals in the city and neighbouring Quảng Nam Province. — VNS

A cancer patient gets books at a hospital library in Đà Nẵng. Nearly 1,000 books were donated to establish libraries at hospitals around the city. — VNS Photo Phương Chi

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