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Doctors donate blood on Doctors' Day
Mar 06 2018

Hundreds of doctors and staff at two hospitals in Hanoi donated blood on the Vietnam Doctors' Day on February 27.

About 200 staff at Vietnam National Cancer Hospital participated in the White Shirt, Red Heart blood donation event to celebrate Vietnam Doctors' Day. More than 150 units of blood were collected. Vietnam National Cancer Hospital Director Tran Van Thuan said the annual event had been held for three years. 

Last year, Vietnam National Cancer Hospital carried out over 21,000 operations, an increase of 37% than the previous year. This underlines the high demand for blood at hospitals and the pressure on both doctors and patients. Blood shortages are a huge challenge and a motivation for doctors to donate blood to patients.

On the same day, Hanoi Eye Hospital 2 collaborated with National Institute of Haematology and Blood Transfusion to hold the blood donation event for doctors.

Dr Tran Ngoc Hung from Hanoi Eye Hospital 2 said, "As doctors, we understand the importance of blood donation. This event was held in response to the National Institute of Haematology and Blood Transfusion's call and is also a chance for doctors to act and help patients.

The event will continue to help ease the blood shortage at hospitals after Tet Holiday.

Bach Quoc Khanh, head of the National Institute of Haematology and Blood Transfusion, said 63% of donated blood was from students. Blood shortage still occurs during the summer and Tet Holiday when students return to their hometown for holiday. That's why it's important to encourage other people to join blood donation campaigns. - Dtinews.vn