Date(s) - 12/06/2017 - 21/06/2017
7:30 am - 10:30 am
2017 WORLD BLOOD DONOR DAYS’ THEME “WHAT CAN YOU DO?”
MESSAGE: “GIVE BLOOD. GIVE NOW. GIVE OFTEN”
June 12: Caravelle Hotel – 3rd Floor, 19-23 Lam Son Square, Dist. 1
Besides hotel’s parking lot, there is another one right behind The Municipal Theatre of Ho Chi Minh City, opposite Park Hyatt Hotel
June 13: Hoa Sen University – 08 Nguyen Van Trang St., Ben Thanh, Dist. 1
Parking at Hoa Sen University’s parking lot
June 14: Sheraton Saigon Hotel & Towers – 23rd Floor, 88 Dong Khoi St, Ben Nghe, Dist. 1
Hotel’s parking lot is right beside the hotel’s main entrance.
There are two ways up and down parking lot, opening 24/24
VND 10,000/ motorbike (before 22:00)
VND 25,000/ motorbike (after 22:00)
VND 100,000/ car (before 22:00)
VND 250,000/car (after 22:00)
June 16: Oriflame Vietnam – 100-102 Nguyen Van Troi St., Phu Nhuan Dist.
Besides Oriflame’s parking lot, there is an additional parking place at 104 Nguyen Van Troi, Phu Nhuan Dist.
June 19: Victoria Healthcare -20 Dinh Tien Hoang St., Dist. 1
June 20: Victoria Healthcare – 135A Nguyen Van Troi St., Phu Nhuan Dist.
June 21: Nike Office – 8th Floor, the Metropolitan, 235 Dong Khoi St., Dist. 1
July 07: New World Hotel, 76 Le Lai, Dist. 1
Using New World Hotel’s parking lot
(Note: 2017 World Blood Donor Day at New World Hotel will be held by New World Hotel and Red Cross, AmCham only helps to spread this event’s information to volunteers. If you have any interest, please register here
Your information will then be passed on to New World Hotel which will work directly with you about the event.)
July 21: Dai Minh Tower – 77 Hoang Van Thai, Tan Phu ward, Dist. 7
(Note: 3M Viet Nam is going to have their own 3M Vietnam Blood Donation 2017 at above site. AmCham is now supporting 3M Viet Nam in calling for volunteers for the event on July 21. Please register here and we will pass your information onto 3M soon)
For company: please download the form HERE
Fill in the form and then send it to [email protected]
For individual: please register HERE
DEADLINE: 08 JUNE, 2017
For further information and blood donation registration, please contact Amy Nguyen at 3824 3562 or [email protected]
World Blood Donor Day was first initiated and established to be celebrated annually on 14th of June by “the World Health Organization, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies” in the year 2004. About 108 million blood donations are collected globally every year. Nearly 50% of these blood donations are collected in high-income countries, home to less than 20% of the world’s population. The average blood donation rate is more than 9 times greater in high-income countries than in low-income countries.
In Vietnam, since the Government approved the national program for encouraging voluntary blood donation in 2000, there have been more and more people showing interest in blood donation. That’s why every year, the number of blood units donated keeps steadily increasing. Although in 2016, the whole country received up to 1,2 million blood units through many donating programs, the current level only meets 66% of demand. Therefore, blood donation event becomes an important part of AmCham annual CSR Plan. By holding this meaningful programs, AmCham hope to let much more volunteers know and join with us. For the last 6 years, 4,777 AmCham’s Donors from Ho Chi Minh City, Thu Duc and Binh Duong have donated 6,339 blood units.
The AmCham CSR Group together with Bristish Business Group Vietnam are working with Hospital of Hematology and Blood Transfusion and the Red Cross to organize an AmCham World Blood Donor Day from June 12 to June 21 at locations provided.
Targeting employees of the FDI sector and other enterprises in HCM City, the event aims to:
1. Build wider public awareness of the need for year – round blood donation to maintain adequate supplies and achieve a national self-sufficiency of blood
2. Motivate employees of business sector to donate blood more actively
3. Thank individuals who donate blood regularly and encourage young people to join in as well
4. Promote the inclusion of blood transfusion services in national preparedness
5. Engage authorities in the establishment of effective national blood donation programmes
6. Offer opportunities to build networking, coopporation among AmCham CSR professionals and volunteers
The lives and health of millions of people are affected by emergencies every year. In the last decade, disasters have caused more than 1 million deaths, with more than 250 million people being affected by emergencies every year. This situation has generated substantial health care demands and the need for front-line treatment. Amongst many measures, blood transfusion is an essential component of emergency health care. Emergencies not only increase the demand for blood transfusion but also make its delivery challenging and complex. Therefore, this year campaign concentrates on blood donation in emergencies.
With the theme “What can you do?” and the second message “Give blood. Give now. Give often“, World Blood Donor Day 2017 hope to encourage people to donate blood regularly in order to ensure the sufficiency of blood stock. Besides, World Blood Donor Day 2017 also underlines the role of every single individual in the blood transfusion activity, especially when emergencies happen.
This year 2017, Viet Nam becomes the host country of World Blood Donor Day for the very first time since it was established in 2004. At 10th Pink Spring Festival, Vice Minister of Health, Permanent Deputy Secretary of the Hanoi Party Committee,Vice Chairman of Hanoi People’s Committee, Deputy Secretary General of Vietnam Red Cross Society and Director of NIHBT launched the World Blood Donor Day global event (14th June).
(Source: World Blood Donor Day 2017 Fanpage)