|People join a blood donation programme in the northern province of Ninh Bình. — VNA/VNS Photo Đức Phương|
HÀ NỘI — The Hành trình Đỏ (Red Journey) 2020 blood donation campaign will take place from June 6 to August 8 in 42 provinces and cities, said the National Institute of Hematology and Blood Transfusion (NIHBT).
The two-month campaign was launched by the national steering committee for blood donation and the Ministry of Health.
It hopes to receive at least 40,000 units of blood at the campaign’s main festival days and at least 50,000 units of blood during the festival.
The campaign’s opening ceremony is scheduled to be held in the southern province of Kiên Giang on June 6, and a volunteer festival will take place in Hà Nội between August 6 and 8.
The NIHBT has called for more education to raise people’s awareness of blood donation, especially in rural, mountainous and coastal areas.
Via the campaign, the organisers also hope to educate young people about love for the community and contributing to society. — VNS