The same day, in Vinh city of neighboring Nghe An province, the event was held with the engagement of more than 1,000 officials and youth union members. Nearly 1,000 blood units are expected to be collected during the day.

Young people in Vinh City donate their blood. (Photo:

Lat year, youngsters of Nghe An organized more than 60 voluntary blood donation events for 29,510 blood units.

One day earlier, hundreds of youth union members and young people in the southern province of Dong Nai also responded to the event and donated more than 360 blood units. This was the second time the “Red Sunday” had been held in the province.

Also on January 13, the “Red Sunday” attracted 500 students in the northern province of Yen Bai. The organizing board gathered more than 160 blood units, which was transported to the National Institute for Hematology and Blood Transfusion in Hanoi for the needy.

After nine years from 2008-2017, the “Red Sunday” collected more than 70,000 blood units. In 2017 alone, the event was responded by thousands of people from 25 localities nationwide with nearly 32,000 blood units.

In 2018, 33 localities have registered to organize the “Red Sunday” with an estimated 35,000 blood units.

Source: VNA