180 join Saigon Times’ blood donation event

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180 join Saigon Times’ blood donation event

The sixth Blood Donation Day event marking the 20th anniversary of The Saigon Times Weekly and 16th anniversary of The Saigon Times Daily was held on Saturday at the Saigon Times Group in HCMC’s District 1 sponsored by VinaLiving. The event attracted 180 people with 155 units of blood collected.

For the past six years, the Saigon Times’ blood donation event has received great support from doctors and nurses of HCMC Humanitarian Blood Donation Center of HCMC Red Cross. Three cars from the center get ready for the event early in the morning
The sixth Blood Donation Day event marking the 20th anniversary of The Saigon Times Weekly and 16th anniversary of The Saigon Times Daily was held on Saturday at the Saigon Times Group in HCMC’s District 1 sponsored by VinaLiving. The event attracted 180 people with 155 units of blood collected.

Some people taking part have donated blood many times, including Trinh Le Duy An, deputy director of Duong Net Viet Co., Ltd, Chung Quoc Dat, staff member of PepsiCo Vietnam, Australian consul general Graeme Swift and Indonesian consul general Bambang Tarsanto Sumosutargio. Staff from TRG International, KFC Vietnam, PepsiCo Vietnam, CSC, HSBC Vietnam and Vina Projects’ were there in great numbers.

Here are some snapshots taken at the event by The Saigon Times Daily’s photo-journalist Kinh Luan.

Graeme Swift, Australian consul general, a regular donor, said that he has a rare blood type for Vietnam, A-, he feels he has to give his blood to those in need

A familiar face to the Saigon Times’ blood donation event, Phan Anh, a sight-impaired man who likes to share his blood with needy people, especially poor children in hospital
Staff of HSBC Vietnam register for blood donation
Young staff members from CSC Vietnam pose for a photo at the event. This year, CSC had a large number of employees joining the blood donation day

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