Nearly 9,000 units of blood collected during Red Spring festival

Wednesday, 28/02/2024 10:45
The National Institute of Hematology and Blood Transfusion (NIHBT) said that nearly 9,000 units of blood were collected nationwide during the Xuan Hong (Red Spring) festival, the biggest annual blood donation campaign, which took place from February 18-25.
A large number of people in Hanoi Capital donate blood at the festival 2024 (Photo:

The festival had significant contributions from volunteer organizations like the Hanoi Association of Youth Blood Donor Recruiter (HAYBDR) that collected 75% of the total, or 6,640 units.

The campaign has played a crucial role in ensuring a stable blood supply for those in need while raising public awareness of the importance of blood donation.

The festival has attracted hundreds of thousands of blood donors and collected over 121,000 blood units since 2008.

First launched by the National Institute of Haematology and Blood Transfusion (NIHBT) in 2008, and conducted nationwide since 2010, the event targets to help address the shortage of blood for treatment during the Lunar New Year (Tet) holiday./.