PANO - A business trip for a delegation of 70 doctors from Military Hospital 103 to collect blood at the Hanoi 2 National Defence and Security Education Centre in Vinh Phuc Province departed at 5:00am on July 26th. In spite of bad weather, many doctors came to the Hospital early to prepare for the meaningful journey.
Most of the doctors in the delegation are very young and faithful to Hippocratic Oath for their patients. According to Lieutenant-Colonel Dang Hong Thang from the Department of Politics of Hospital 103, the unit always holds a delegation to collect blood units from voluntary donors in localities every month.
Physician Nguyen Phuong Nam said that he took part in many trips to collect blood. When tired, he feels better when thinking of the amount of collected blood units to save patients.
Even the Hospital’s leaders frequently traveled together with their troops in these trips. Colonel Do Quyet, Deputy-Director of Hospital 103, said since 2009, under instructions from the Defence Ministry, the hospital started collecting blood from the neighborhood where the Hospital is stationed. The hospital’s leaders see it as an important and practical activity and creat favorable conditions to regularly do it. “We will continue to collect blood for our patients”, Colonel Quyet affirmed.
On July 26th, Hospital 103 received 630 blood units from more than 1,000 students from the Vietnam University of Commerce who are attending a national defence and security course at the Hanoi 2 National Defence and Security Education Centre.
Student Nguyen Thi Hanh said: “It is the first time I register to donate blood. Blood donation is a noble action. I will join next blood donation campaigns”.
With severe shortage of blood supplies at hospitals nationwide, the sense of initiative of Hospital 103’s doctors and enthusiastic response from people, especially young students, brought hope of life to patients.
Translated by Van Hieu