The prolongation of the 2020 Lunar New Year holiday and the impact of pneumonia caused by Coronavirus have resulted in a shortage of blood supply for patients in all hospitals after Tet. According to the National Institute of Hematology and Blood Transfusion, there is a demand of at least 1,500 blood units per day, but the amount supplies only 1/10 of the requirement, resulting in a lot of patients being hospitalized for days without blood for transfusion.
Intracom and Phuong Dong General Hospital in collaboration with the National Institute of Hematology and Blood Transfusion held a humanitarian blood donation festival “Phuong Dong Red Heart 2020”, attracting more than two hundred participants including Intracom employees, people working in the Intracom 2 building, residents and students.
After registration, volunteers would experience health examination and consultation, then blood tests. People eligible for the test after taking a rest would be presented with a voluntary blood donation certificate.
According to the Circulars of the Ministry of Health, Intracom and Phuong Dong Hospital sent meaningful presents such as medical vouchers at Phuong Dong General Hospital, glass bottles to express gratitude to voluntary blood donors.
Intracom also enhanced sanitation, and prepare dried hand sanitizer and mask for everyone to use when needed at the blood donation location to ensure the prevention of the Coronavirus epidemic.
On the same day, Phuong Dong General Hospital signed a cooperation agreement with the National Institute of Hematology and Blood Transfusion in building and developing a permanent blood donation location right at Phuong Dong General Hospital. The two parties consented to closely coordinate in the organization of humanitarian blood donation activities, promote and encourage people to participate in blood donation.
“Phuong Dong Red Heart” blood donation festival will continue to be held at Phuong Dong General Hospital on February 19th, 20th, and 21st. By becoming a permanent blood donation location along with the National Institute of Blood Transfusion Hematology, Phuong Dong General Hospital expects to become a compassionate place for people in Hanoi to share their precious blood.
Some pictures at the 2020 “Phuong Dong Red Blood” voluntary blood donation festival: