Date(s) - 03/06/2015 - 12/06/2015
THEME 2015: “THANK YOU FOR SAVING MY LIFE”
USEFUL INFORMATION ABOUT BLOOD DONATION (In Vietnamese)
For further information and blood donation registration, please contact Amy Nguyen at 3824 3562 or [email protected]
In Vietnam, since the Government’s approval of the national program for encouraging voluntary blood donation in 2000, blood donation has been steadily increased. However, the current blood donation level only meets 58% of demand. Therefore, AmCham includes this program in AmCham annual CSR Plan and appeal volunteers to join this meaningful program. For the last 4 years, 2,784 AmCham’s Donors from Ho Chi Minh City, Thu Duc and Binh Duong have donated 3,770 blood units
Transfusion of blood and blood products helps save millions of lives every year. It can help patients suffering from life-threatening conditions live longer and with higher quality of life, and supports complex medical and surgical procedures. It also has an essential, life-saving role in maternal and child care and during man-made and natural disasters. WHO’s goal is for all countries to obtain all their blood supplies from voluntary unpaid donors by 2020.
World Blood Donor Day, celebrated on 14 June every year, serves to raise awareness of the need for safe blood and blood products and to thank voluntary unpaid blood donors for their life-saving gifts of blood. With the slogan “Give freely, give often. Blood donation matters“ and the theme “Thank you for saving my life”, this year’s campaign aims to highlight stories from people whose lives have been saved through blood donation, as a way of motivating regular blood donors to continue giving blood and people in good health who have never given blood, particularly young people, to begin doing so.