Blood donation campaign launched in Hanoi

Tuesday, 2020-02-11 17:43:54
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NDO – A blood donation campaign was launched in Hanoi on February 11 to ease blood shortages after the Lunar New Year (Tet) amid the ongoing complicated development of the coronavirus (nCoV) epidemic.

The event was hosted by the Hanoi Chapter Steering Committee for Voluntary Blood Donation in collaboration with the National Institute of Haematology and Blood Transfusion. It is expected to attract around 10,000 blood donors and more than 5,000 blood units.

Seven mobile blood donation venues have been set up in Cau Giay, Dong Da, Hoan Kiem, Thanh Xuan, Ha Dong, Hai Ba Trung, and Bac Tu Liem districts, which are operating from February 11 to 22, depending on each site’s working schedule.

By setting up mobile venues, the organising board aims to avoid crowded donation locations where people go to donate their blood while helping the donors to select blood donation sites more convenient to them.

During the event, the organising board will also hand out 10,000 free face masks, 500 bottles of antiseptic water and hand sanitizer, along with 10,000 leaflets on preventive measures against nCoV epidemic for local residents.