Monks and Buddhist followers were among the volunteer donors at an event held at Vĩnh Nghiêm Pagoda in HCM City’s District 3 on Sunday (August 12).
Around 3,250 blood units have been collected from voluntary donors, mainly students and young people, at a blood donation festival on Saturday in Hà Nội.
Up to 800 units of blood were collected in one day in the northern province of Phú Thọ, according to the provincial steering committee of blood donation.
Nearly 1,500 units of blood were collected at the HCM City Labor Culture Palace today as part of a national campaign called Hành Trình Đỏ (Red Journey).
A total of 896 individuals and organisations in HCM City were honoured today for donating blood and making contributions to the voluntary blood donation movement.
At least 30,000 units of blood are expected to be collected from volunteers at 26 provinces and cities in the country via an annual blood-donation campaign called Hành Trình Đỏ (Red Journey) 2018.
Nguyễn Ngọc Thành, 59, from HCM City has donated his blood 64 times but cannot remember the exact year when he did so for the first time.
Despite sultry hot weather, the traditional medicines clinic in the Northwest Nghệ An General Hospital is full of patients waiting for young doctor Lá Văn Khôi to receive free-of-charge health examination from him.
Nearly 800 HCM City officials and members and volunteers of the Việt Nam Red Cross Society took part in the annual celebration of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement held on May 5.
Việt Nam has set a goal to increase the blood donation rate in the country to cover at least two per cent of the population by 2022 through voluntary donors.