|The festival, in its 12th edition, is expected to collect 3,000 units of blood. (Photo: VNA)
The week-long festival is jointly held by the National Institute of Hematology and Blood Transfusion (NIHBT), the Hanoi Steering Committee for Voluntary Blood Donation and the Hanoi Youth Association for Blood Donation.
|A blood donation festival began in Hanoi on Tuesday (Photo: VNA)
NIHBT Deputy Director Nguyen Ha Thanh said the festival, in its 12th edition, is expected to collect 3,000 units of blood, adding that over the past 11 years, it received nearly 31,000 blood units.
The festival also features communication contests on blood donation, cultural activities for blood donors and a program to honour individuals and organizations that have made outstanding contributions to the work.
The “Red Journey”, which takes place from June 2 to July 31, is hoped to receive some 120,000 units of blood, with more than 100,000 units collected so far.