Thousands of people participate in the blood donation festival in Phu Tho province (Photo: VNA)
 
 
Phu Tho (VNA) – Nearly 1,000 blood units were collected during the “Red Spring Festival” 2017 in the northern midland province of Phu Tho on March 18. 

The event aimed to encourage local people to donate blood to save lives and enhance their sense of responsibility to the community. 

It also offered opportunities for blood receiving agencies to practise necessary skills and measures to tackle accidents requiring blood transfusion.

Following the successful festival, the provincial steering committee for blood donation will continue implementing the campaign in districts and communes to call for the further participation of individuals and organisations.

In the past five years, Phu Tho province has held over 190 blood donation events with the participation of more than 75,000 volunteers, collecting about 48,000 blood units. It has also seen an increasing number of blood donators year after year.- VNA