AmCham World Blood Donor Days 2018
Date(s) - Jul 30, 2018
7:30 am - 10:30 am
2018 WORLD BLOOD DONOR DAYS’ THEME “Blood Donation is as an action of solidarity”
MESSAGE: “BE THERE FOR SOMEONE ELSE. GIVE BLOOD. SHARE LIFE“
Media clipping report: Click HERE to view
Jul 9: Embassy Education Campus – 21 Pham Ngoc Thach St, Dist. 3 (Hosted by Soul Academy)
Jul 10: Oriflame Vietnam – 100-102 Nguyen Van Troi St., Phu Nhuan Dist.
[toggle title=”Parking instruction”]
Besides Oriflame’s parking lot, there is an additional parking place at 104 Nguyen Van Troi, Phu Nhuan Dist. [/toggle]
Jul 11: Victoria Healthcare -20 Dinh Tien Hoang St., Dist. 1
Jul 12: Nike Office – 8th Floor, the Metropolitan, 235 Dong Khoi St., Dist. 1
Jul 13: PJ’s Coffee – 145-147 Nguyen Co Thach, An Loi Dong Ward, District 2
Click here to view google map to PJ’s Coffee
Jul 14: Blood Transfusion Hematology Hospital – 118 Hong Bang Str., Ward. 12, Dist. 5
Jul 16: Christina Noble’s Children Foundation – 38 Tu Xuong, Dist. 3
Jul 17: 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) [/toggle]
Jul 20: Victoria Healthcare – 135A Nguyen Van Troi, Phu Nhuan District
July 30: Coca-Cola Beverages Vietnam Ltd., Co., 485 Hanoi Street, Linh Trung Ward, Thu Duc District (For staffs only)
For company: please download the form HERE
Fill in the form and then send it to [email protected]
For individual: please register HERE
For further information and blood donation registration, please contact Nhon Huynh at +84 28 3824 3743 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 7 years, 5,842 AmCham’s Donors from Ho Chi Minh City, Thu Duc and Binh Duong have donated 8,964 blood units.
The AmCham CSR Group together with British Business Group Vietnam are working with Hospital of Hematology and Blood Transfusion to organize an AmCham World Blood Donor Day from July 09 to July 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 programs
6. Offer opportunities to build networking, cooperation 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 “Blood Donation is as an action of solidarity“ and the second message“BE THERE FOR SOMEONE ELSE. BLOOD. SHARE LIFE“, World Blood Donor Day 2018 hope to encourage people to donate blood regularly in order to ensure the sufficiency of blood stock. Besides, World Blood Donor Day 2018 also underlines the role of every single individual in the blood transfusion activity, especially when emergencies happen.