People line up to donate blood on February 6.

Themed “Donating blood in spring, multiplying happiness,” the festival will last for a week from February 6 to 12 at seven different places across the capital city.

Previously, from February 1 to 5, the organizing panel received more than 4,000 units of blood.

Many years ago, during the lunar New Year holiday, blood was in short supply at hospitals. Knowing this situation, the National Institute of Hematology and Blood Transfusion and the Hanoi Youth Association for Blood Donation launched the first Red Spring Festival in 2008 to address the blood shortage nationwide.

Assoc. Prof., Dr. Nguyen Ha Thanh presents gifts to donors.

According to Assoc. Prof., Dr. Nguyen Ha Thanh, Director of the National Institute of Hematology and Blood Transfusion, having been organized annually for 15 years, the blood donation event has attracted hundreds of thousands of donors, receiving over 100,000 blood units.

This year, the National Institute of Hematology and Blood Transfusion has coordinated with the Representative Office of Abbott Laboratories SA in Vietnam to launch the “BE THE 1” blood donation campaign to disseminate information about blood donation and blood components among people from all over the world, especially youngsters.

Donating blood is seen as a meaningful gift for patients.

The Red Spring festival 2023 expects to receive about 8,000 blood units.

Translated by Song Anh