“Red Spring” festival collects 8,600 blood units
VGP - Over 8,600 blood units have been collected nationwide, higher than the initial preset goal of 7,000 units, during the 15th Red Spring Festival from February 12-20.
The Red Spring (Xuan Hong) Festival is one of the largest annual blood donation events in Viet Nam.
First launched by the National Institute of Haematology and Blood Transfusion (NIHBT) and the Ha Noi Youth Association for Blood
Over the past 15 years, about 100,000 units of blood have been collected, official data shows.
In 2022, the National steering committee for blood donation estimated that Viet Nam is expected to mobilize 1.5 percent of the population to donate 1.5 million blood units this year. However, widespread impacts and complicated developments of the COVID-19 pandemic seriously affected the work in recent weeks..
The volume of blood units per day remains far behind the average amount needed for treatment, especially during the Tet holiday.
People with good health conditions are encouraged to participate in blood donation (especially blood groups O and A)./.