Date(s) - 12/07/2016 - 20/07/2016
7:30 am - 10:30 am
The theme of this year’s World Blood Donor Day is: “BLOOD CONNECTS US ALL”.
July 12: Oriflame Vietnam – 100-102 Nguyen Van Troi St., Phu Nhuan Dist.
July 13: Coca-Cola Beverages Vietnam Ltd., Co. – 485 Hanoi Street, Linh Trung Ward, Thu Duc Dist.
July 14: Nike Office – Floor 8, the Metropolitan, 235 Dong Khoi, Dist. 1
July 15: Victoria Healthcare – 135A Nguyen Van Troi St., Phu Nhuan Dist.
July 15: New World Hotel – 76 Le Lai St., Dist. 1 (canceled, please go to Victoria Healthcare instead)
July 16 (Saturday): Hoa Sen University – 08 Nguyen Van Trang St., Ben Thanh, Dist. 1
July 20: Datalogic Vietnam – Lot I-4B, Saigon Hi-Tech Park, Le Van Viet Street, Dist. 9
For company: please download the form here
For individual: please register here
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 5 years, 3,838 AmCham’s Donors from Ho Chi Minh City, Thu Duc and Binh Duong have donated 5,125 blood units.
The AmCham CSR Group is working with the Hospital of Hematology and Blood Transfusion to organize an AmCham World Blood Donor Day from July 12 to July 20 at locations provided.
Targeting employees of the FDI sector and other enterprises in HCM City, the event aims to:
• Create wider awareness of the vital role of blood transfusion in saving lives and improving the health of Vietnamese people
• Motivate more employees of the business sector to become regular voluntary unpaid blood donors to ensure sufficient stocks of blood to meet national requirements, even in emergency situations
• Recognize regular voluntary unpaid donors as public health role models; it is because they lead healthy lifestyles and are regularly screened that they are able to donate blood regularly.
• Offer joint event management opportunity to build networking, cooperation, and synergy among AmCham CSR professionals and volunteers.
The transfusion of blood and blood products helps save millions of lives every year. It can help improve life expectancy and the quality of life for patients suffering from life-threatening conditions, and supports complex medical and surgical procedures. In many countries, demand outstrips supply, and blood services face the challenge of making sufficient blood available, while also ensuring its quality and safety. Today, in 62 countries, national blood supplies are based on 100% (or more than 99,9%) voluntary unpaid blood donation. However, 40 countries still depend on family donors and even paid donors and collect less than 25% of their blood supplies from voluntary unpaid blood donors. The goals of the WHO is for all countries to obtain their blood supplies entirely 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 “Share life, give blood“ and the theme “Blood connects us all”, this year’s campaign focuses on thanking blood donors and highlights the dimension of “sharing” and “connection” between blood donors and patients. In addition, we have adopted the slogan “Share life, give blood”, to draw attention to the roles that voluntary donation systems play in encouraging people to care for one another and promote community cohesion.