The program attracts active participation of the commission's program.

The two-day program was in response to Party General Secretary and President Nguyen Phu Trong’s call on the nation to donate blood and the 20th anniversary of the “All-people blood donation day”. The meaningful activity also contributes to easing blood shortages at hospitals, especially during COVID-19 outbreak.

Addressing the event, Pham Minh Chinh, Politburo member, member of the Communist Party of Vietnam Central Committee's Secretariat and head of the commission highlighted that the call of the Party General Secretary illustrates the urgent need of blood donations as well as joint efforts in COVID-19 prevention and control. In addition, the blood donation program received contributions from youth, Party members, authorities and people throughout the country. This activity will be implemented regularly to encourage people to uphold the noble deed.

Director of the NIHBT Bach Quoc Khanh said hospitals are facing a serious shortage of donated blood at present due to the complicated development of COVID-19 over the past two months. Currently, the NIHBT has only 8,000 blood units in storage while in fact, it needs around 1,000 units a day for treatment.

“We highly value and appreciate the noble deed of the CPV Central Committee's Organization Commission and the donated blood from the program will save more lives,” he added.

On the first day, nearly 100 people took part in the program, donating 65 blood units.

Translated by Minh Anh