Leader praises donors’ contributions to voluntary blood donation drives

Wednesday, 2017-06-14 04:29:29
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Voluntary blood donation campaigns in Vietnam have received an enthusiastic response from all members of the community. (Credit: NDO)
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NDO – State President Tran Dai Quang has sent his sincere thanks and best wishes to volunteer blood donors who have made active contributions to the national blood donation movement on the occasion of the World Blood Donor Day, which falls on June 14 every year.

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In his letter sent to collectives and individuals that have played an active role in the campaigns, the State President stressed that blood donations to save lives are a noble and compassionate activity, reflecting the responsibility and sacred duty of each person.

Over the past time, voluntary blood donation movements have been closely directed by various authorities at all levels nationwide with many specific and practical activities, such as the "Pink Spring Festival," "Red Journey," and "Pink Drop Festival.”

There are more and more new models of blood donation appearing in localities, such as "Blood Donation Day," "Blood Donation Street," and "Each Commune and Ward is a Blood Donation Point."

Thanks to such efforts, blood has been provided to those in need, contributing to the meaningful campaign, “love others as much as yourself."

President Quang also highly praised multiple blood donors who have donated blood many times and those who donate blood while encouraging others to follow in their footsteps, thus contributing significantly to the protection, care and improvement of people's health.

The President asked relevant authorities and social organisations to continue paying attention to directing voluntary blood donation movement, while calling for all compatriots and soldiers across the nation to actively participate in blood donation drives for a healthy and humane society.

*On Tuesday, Vice President Dang Thi Ngoc Thinh held a meeting at the Presidential Palace with a delegation of outstanding blood donors across Vietnam in 2017.

Vice President Thinh expressed her admiration for the noble manner of representatives to patients in particular and to society in general. In addition to donating blood, the delegates also mobilised thousands of people to join in blood donation, helping the health sector care for patients, she added.

She highly appreciated the role of the organising committees of voluntary blood donation campaigns and the coordination between the health sector and the Red Cross Societies from central to local levels in implementing the movement.

Vice President Thinh suggested actively honouring voluntary blood donors and praising typical examples of blood donation movement, while propagating the meaning of blood donation to the masses.

Nineteen individuals who have gained outstanding achievements in blood donation campaigns in Ha Tinh honoured at a ceremony to launch the Ha Tinh Pink Drop Festival on June 13. (Credit: NDO)

* The same day, the Ha Tinh Provincial Blood Donation Steering Committee held a ceremony to honour typical local blood donors and launch the province’s "Pink Drop Festival" for summer 2017.

It was expected that, during the launching ceremony, the organising board would receive 300 units of blood from 700 local Youth members.

On the occasion, 19 individuals were honoured for their outstanding achievements in blood donation campaigns in Ha Tinh over the past years.

In a wide range of creative formats, the voluntary blood donation movement in Ha Tinh has been effectively maintained and promoted. In 2016, 29 voluntary blood donations were organised with the participation of over 8,000 people, receiving 5,911 units (exceeding 11% of the set plan).

In the first half of 2017, the province held 13 voluntary blood donations, collecting 2,765 blood units (accounting for over 49% of the whole year set target), helping ease the scarcity of blood for emergency care and treatment at local health facilities.