On the morning of November 17, in Hanoi, the National Steering Committee for Voluntary Blood Donation in coordination with the Vietnam Red Cross, the National Institute of Hematology and Blood Transfusion and the Prudential Life Insurance Vietnam Ltd. held "Humanitarian Blood Donation Day - Heart of Humanity Festival".
Attending the festival were Mr. Tran Quoc Hung, Vice President of Vietnam Red Cross; Mr. Le Gia Tien, Head of the National Steering Committee for Voluntary Blood Donation Mobilisation; Mr. Ngo Manh Quan, representative of the National Institute of Hematology and Blood Transfusion; Mr. Vu Hung, Head of Business Support and Trading of Prudential Life Insurance Company Limited; With the participation of members, volunteers of the Vietnam Red Cross and other ministries and employees of Prudential Life Insurance Company Limited.
Speaking at the festival, Mr. Tran Quoc Hung, Vice President of the Vietnam Red Cross, said: "The blood donation festival is an annual event held in recent years and achieved very good results. These results have contributed to the overall success of the blood donation movement and increased support for blood donation activities in 2018. In particular, this year we have moved toward, at the same time, 1.5% of the population of Vietnam donated blood and nearly reached the World Health Organization target of 2% of the population donated blood. To achieve this, there is a great contribution of the volunteer system in the country with over 400 thousand volunteers in Hanoi and the provinces of C25 Vietnam, and great support from Prudential Life Insurance Co., Ltd with volunteer activities and voluntary blood donation.
Vice President of Vietnam Red Cross Tran Quoc Hung encourages voluntary blood donors
"Humanitarian Blood Donation Day - Heart of humanity Festival" has become a major annual event for many years, attracting a large number of Red Cross staff, volunteers. Especially, with the participation of staffs, employees and consultants of Prudential Life Insurance Co., Ltd., this is one of the practical activities to celebrate the 72nd anniversary of Vietnam Red Cross (23/11/1946-23/11/2018) and 19 years of Prudential Vietnam foundation. This is also a practical activity, celebrating International Volunteer Day held on December 5th every year.
Mr. Vu Hung, Head of Business Support and Trading Department of Prudential Life Insurance Co., Ltd., said: "The blood drop is a special gift that we can give each other. It is a gift of life and the decision to donate your blood can save someone's life. We are delighted to meet at the "Humanitarian Blood Donation Festival - Heart of humanity Festival" as one of Prudential's annual volunteer programs for Prudential Vietnam.
With the goal of "For the health of the people of Vietnam", the festival has received nearly 350 units of blood, contributing to reducing the burden on the health care in the community. "Humanitarian Blood Donation Festival" in 2018 is truly a festival of compassion "Love - Sharing life". The festival expects every individual to join hands, doing good things, to give blood drops together to the less fortunate, so that life is shared, so that patients have dream to move forward.
Translated by Nguyen Vinh Hoa