HCMC to build second blood bank
Friday, 22/09/2023 15:15 (GMT+7)
The Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC) People's Council has adopted a plan to build the new blood bank with the total capital of 700 billion VND at Tan Kien medical cluster in Binh Chanh district from now until 2026 as the city's first blood bank, located at the Blood Transfusion and Hematology Hospital, has become overloaded.
|The HCMC People's Council has adopted a plan to build the new blood bank at Tan Kien medical cluster in Binh Chanh district from now until 2026. (Photo: VNA)
The second blood bank will be built in an area of 3,500 square meters with the total investment capital of 699.482 billion VND, which is divided into two phases. The first period of 2021-2025 is 200,350 billion VND; the second period of 2026-2030 is 499,132 billion VND.
Accordingly, the second blood bank will be able to receive and store 1 million blood units per year until 2050.
Vietnam had a population of 96 million and received 1.4 million units of blood donated by individuals six years ago, with one-third of the figure collected in the city, according to HCMC's authorities.
Vietnam’s population has increased to around 100 million, which means the demand for storing blood has increased.
The Blood Transfusion and Hematology Hospital is the leading hospital specialising in blood transfusion and hematology in the southern region. It receives, preserves, and distributes blood and blood products to treatment facilities across the city and several other southern localities./.