PANO - The Central Committee of the Vietnam Red Cross Society (VRCS), the National Institute of Hematology and Blood Transfusion (NIHBT) and the Prudential Life Insurance Company opened a blood donation festival 2016 on November 13 in Hanoi.

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More than 750 volunteers from 25 clubs of participating units joined the festival in Hanoi.

The festival aims to collect more blood for emergency and treatment, contributing to easing the blood shortage for hospitals during the upcoming Tet holiday.

The festival is held from November 6 to December 20 this year in Hanoi and 16 provinces and cities nationwide to collect 7,000 blood units.

Translated by Hong Thanh