A large number of young people and students in Hanoi joined the “I Like Giving” festival on June 10, aiming to encourage the community to donate blood to save people’s lives.
Participants registered to set a record for shaping “the world’s largest drop of blood” and demonstrated their willingness to donate blood anytime.
During the festival, the organizing board assigned groups of “red volunteers” to disseminate information and organize blood drives to help meet the increased demand for blood in hospitals during the peak season between July and September. Hanoi’s outstanding blood donors were also honoured and a “Summer Youth Volunteer” campaign was launched with the message “No shortage of blood this summer”.
After the launch, more than 500 volunteers went to various localities and industrial zones to encourage local people and other workers to donate blood.
Dao Thu Trang, head of the blood donation unit at the National Economics University, said the campaign will send a message to everyone that donating blood can save people’s lives. She said she hopes those who have donated blood more than 100 times will promote the message to more people.
Several other activities were also held during the event including a “Red Hero” exhibition and a meeting with outstanding blood donors.