(VOV) - The top 100 blood donors in 2012 met in Hanoi on June 8 to mark World Blood Day, with the theme “Every Blood Donor Is A Hero”.
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The outstanding donors shared their experiences and encouraged others to donate blood.
Vu Ngoc Linh from Ho Chi Minh City, who has donated blood 65 times, said hisgood deed will help save someone’s life.
Nguyen Anh Tri, Director of the National Institute of Hematology and Blood Transfusion (NIHBT), said most provinces and cities across the country, including Thai Nguyen, Haiphong, Dien Bien, Hanoi, Thanh Hoa, Nghe An, Hue and Ho Chi Minh City have reported that they now have enough blood in their supplies.
The blood donors met earlier with Vice President Nguyen Thi Doan, who said she hopes they will continue to maintain their own good health and urge others to join the good-deed campaign.
On June 9, the blood donors took part in a programme called “journey to the roots” and offered incense at the Hung Kings Temple in Phu Tho province. They will also attend a blood drive festival on June 10.