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The campaign was held by the Ho Chi Minh city Steering Board for Voluntary Blood Donation under the Ho Chi Minh city Red Cross Society.

According to Mr. Tran Truong Son, Chairman of the city Red Cross Society, from the beginning of the year, the blood bank received over 278,760 blood units donated by 218,955 volunteers with the rate of clean blood of 98,55 percent.

The city is in need of 60,000 blood units for emergency treatment in the coming festive season.

Especially, the labor union in the city and the Red Cross Society encourage 10,000 staffs to donate their blood from now to December 31st.

Citizens can donate blood at local medical institutions or Blood Donation Center of HCMC at No.106 Thien Phuoc street in Ward 9 in Tan Binh district.

On the same day, officers, lecturers, and students in HUTECH University in Binh Thanh district joined in the Voluntary Blood Donation Festival and donated 300 blood units./.