AmCham’s World Blood Donor Days 2017 – In the News

More than 852 volunteers donated 1,042 units of blood as part of a drive by the American Chamber of Commerce (AmCham) to celebrate World Blood Donor Day on Jun 12, the first day of a multi-day effort organized in cooperation by AmCham, and the HCM City Institute of Hematology and Blood Transfusion. The drive will end on Jun 21, 2017. Read more

AmCham Scholarship 2017 – Screening Results & Ability Test Schedule

Congratulations on passing the screening round of AmCham Scholarship 2017. Now welcome you all to the ability test.

Time:Saturday, 11th Nov 2017
Venue:Windsor Plaza Hotel  (18 An Duong Vuong Street, Ward 9, Dist. 5)
Testing room:Pearl
Emerald

For more information about the test, see HERE. Read more

AmCham’s World Blood Donor Days 2016 – In the News

More than 866 volunteers donated 1,121 units of blood as part of a drive by the American Chamber of Commerce (AmCham) to celebrate World Blood Donor Day on July 12, the first day of a multi-day effort organized in cooperation by AmCham, and the HCM City Institute of Hematology and Blood Transfusion. The drive will end on July 20, 2016. Read more

AmCham’s World Blood Donor Days 2015 – In the News

More than 860 volunteers donated 1,103 units of blood as part of a drive by the American Chamber of Commerce (AmCham) to celebrate World Blood Donor Day on June 14, the first day of a multi-day effort organised in cooperation by AmCham, the HCM City Humanitarian Blood Donation Centre, Red Cross HCM City, and the HCM City Institute of Hematology and Blood Transfusion. The drive will end on June 24. Read more

Ambassador Shear: Donating Blood for TET

U.S. Ambassador David Shear

Every January, friends and colleagues ask about my plans for Tet. This year, I’m donating blood, and I hope that you will, too. To everyone in Vietnam, please consider donating blood to save a life. I hope my donation and the upcoming blood drives will encourage others to donate over the next month and throughout the entire year. Read more

World Blood Donor Day 2012 Photo Contest • Results

 Congratulations to the Winners:

First Place Winner

Fearless - Photo by Nguyen Thi Hoang Yen (Hoa Sen University)
“Fearless” by Nguyen Thi Hoang Yen (Hoa Sen University)

Question:

How many times have you donated blood until now? Could you tell me your feeling after donating blood?

Answer:

This is my first blood donation. After donating blood, I’m happy because I believe that my blood can help someone. Nowadays, there is a great demand in blood transfusion. Now I’m healthy and available to give blood so I do this. I hope I can bring happiness to others.

Second Place Winner

Photo by Pham Minh Thu (TRG International)
“An Bui” by Pham Minh Thu (TRG International)

Question:

Why did you donate blood? How are you feeling now?

Answer:

There are millions of people across the world who are in need of blood transfusions because of surgeries, car accidents, war, natural disasters and to treat illnesses like kidney and liver diseases and cancer. Whatever the reasons may be, it doesn’t change the fact that 1 pint of donor blood can save three lives. My blood can give them a life and once day, the donor blood may help get my life back in the accident case too. I feel like a hero. Because after donation, I can get over my scare. That’s not just become healthier or just save a life, I also get to do these life changing acts without spending a dime!

Third Place Winner

Share Happiness - Photo by Huynh Thi bao Khanh (APS Co., Ltd)
“Share Happiness” by Huynh Thi bao Khanh (APS Co., Ltd)

Question:

Could you share your feeling with me after donating your blood?

Answer:

This is the first time I have donated blood, so at first I feel nervous. But I have learnt about blood donation before deciding to give my blood. I know that blood donation is not harmful to my health and I always encourage myself  “This is a good chance I do a good job, useful to society”. I feel really happy when I contribute to save the life of the patient, bring joy to their families. Every blood donor feel happy with their doing. Perhaps I and they have a same thinking that we share not only our blood but also our happiness. I hope more and more people will join this meaningful activity.

Runner-up

Save Life by My Blood - Photo by Chau Hong Duc (AmCham Scholars Alumni)
“Save Life by My Blood” by Chau Hong Duc (AmCham Scholars Alumni)

Question:

Why did you decide to donate blood even though you had to cease your heavy work as a tourist guard outdoor?

Answer:

I think that blood donation is a very meaningful activity which is so much helpful for the whole community. I want to devote my blood in order to save more lives. Technically, my job is quite heavy which require me to stay out-door in a whole day to protect tourists, but, when I heard about the event via tower’s security guards, I accepted to stop my work for a while to donate blood because I believe that someone will be saved by my blood. I promise I will participate more in blood donation events in the future is possible.

Runner-up

Everyone Can Be a Hero in Their Own Way - Photo by Pham Thi Khanh Van (AmCham Scholars Alumni)
“Everyone Can Be a Hero in Their Own Way” by Pham Thi Khanh Van (AmCham Scholars Alumni)

Question:

In order to honor blood donation for humanitarian purpose, the theme of AmCham’s World Blood Donation Day this year is “Every blood donor is a hero”. Can you tell me what reason for you to come here today? and how do you think about becoming a hero (as what the theme expressed)?

Answer:

This is the first time I have entered for a blood donation day but I think it was very common and necessary for everyone to give their hand to help society. Although I had worked continuously from 5 a.m. early morning till 2 p.m. I spent time by changing shift with my partner to join the event. My last company didn’t have this meaningful kind of event so I don’t have any experience about this. However, when I worked for New World Hotel, I had listened the announcement from Miss Huong of AmCham Vietnam and decided to join. I think it isn’t worth calling me as “a hero”. I just think that when I’m healthy, I should help other poorer ones. When I’m sick, maybe I will receive the helps from community as this way (this event)…This is always a great long tradition of Vietnamese people.

Judging Panel

Nguyễn Thanh TùngRead more 
Rick YvanovichRead more 
Lý Đăng KhoaRead more 
Trần Thanh SơnRead more 

If you have any inquiry, please contact us via email [email protected]

For Reference: Photo Contest Announcement

We are seeking from you a work that could bring great honor to blood donors – the unsung heroes, and at the same time could inspire people to join in the act of saving lives.

Theme: Every Blood Donor Is A Hero

What to enter

A filled application which consists of:

-An appealing photo of your chosen model. Your model must be one among the people joining AmCham’s World Blood Donor Day on June 12, 14, and 15.

-The transcript of an interview with your donor in English. This part should include both Question (from you) and Answer (from your model) and should be less than 200 words.

-Your model’s contact information.

Each participant submits only 1 application.

Please download the application here doc file, 1.8MB.

How to enter

Send us your application via email: [email protected]

Your email’s Subject should be: Photo Contest –

Deadline

12:00pm, Friday June 15th, 2012

Eligibility

-Every photo requires an interview attached.

-People of all age groups are welcome.

-The number of candidates: 30 photographers with 30 applications.

-Color, or black & white images.

-No retouching or Photoshop techniques (montage or double exposure) to be applied to the images.

-Do not use camera phones.

-The picture size should be less than 8MB.

Prizes

1st Prize: Trophy, Certificate, and a 16 GB Memory Card

2nd Prize: Certificate and an 8 GB Memory Card

3rd Prize: Certificate and an 8 GB Memory Card

2 runners-up: Certificate and a 4 GB memory Card

AmCham’s World Blood Donor Day 2012 • News

 

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AmCham has organized World Blood Donor Days every year since 2010. In 2012, 659 AmCham staff, friends and family joined AmCham’s World Blood Donor Day, organized in HCM City by the AmCham Corporate Social Responsibility Group, in cooperation with the Humanitarian Blood Donation Center of Red Cross Ho Chi Minh City. We have scheduled another “World Blood Donor Day 2013” and hope you will join us at that time. Below are links to information about our World Blood Donor Day 2012.

News and Media

HTV 9, 4:24 min, featuring Dr. Mason Cobb, CEO & Founder, Victoria International Health Care Clinic and Lap Nguyen, Marketing Development Manager, Liberty Insurance
FBNC, 1:51 min, featuring Christopher Twomney, Chairman, AmCham Vietnam, and Rick Yvanovich, CEO TRG Internaitonal
VTV 1, 1:57 min, featuring Yen Dao, Students’ Assistance Manager, Hoa Sen University, and Scott Solberg, Head of Client Management, Global Banking, HSBC Bank (Vietnam) Ltd.

Results of Photo Contest by AmCham’s World Blood Donor Day 2012

YouTube Video: AmCham’s World Blood Donor Days, Jun 12, 14, 15, 2012

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 45% of demand. For example, in the week after Tet this year, only 70 out of 970 hospitals in Vietnam can receive blood for treatments.

The AmCham CSR Group cooperates every year with the Hospital of Hematology and Blood Transfusion and Ho Chi Minh City Humanitarian Blood Donation Center of Red Cross Ho Chi Minh City to organize an AmCham World Blood Donor Day from 7:30am to 11:00am.

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World Blood Donor Day 2012 – Photo Contest Announcement

We are seeking from you a work that could bring great honor to blood donors – the unsung heroes, and at the same time could inspire people to join in the act of saving lives.

Theme: Every Blood Donor Is A Hero

What to enter

A filled application which consists of:

-An appealing photo of your chosen model. Your model must be one among the people joining AmCham’s World Blood Donor Day on June 12, 14, and 15.

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