Binh Dinh (VNA) – More than 1,500 blood
donors have taken part in a festival in Quy Nhon city, the central province of
Binh Dinh as part of the Hanh Trinh Do (red journey), a nationwide
annual blood donation drive.
The two-day event concluded on July 16 and
collected a total of 1,244 blood units.
During the festival, the Hanh Trinh Do
organising board honoured 33 individuals and groups of donors for their
Initiated by the National Institute of
Hematology and Blood Transfusion in 2013, the red journey is scheduled to
travel 28 provinces and cities throughout July this year. It is expected to
collect at least 45,000 blood units.
Last year, the drive toured 27 cities and
provinces nationwide to provide advice on blood donation and thalassemia – a
genetic blood disease – to 500,000 local people and collected 20,790 units of
Since its inception, the campaign has gathered
more than 150,000 units of blood. -VNA