The National Institute of Haematology and Blood Transfusion (NIHBT) introduced the “Red Journey 2015” blood donation campaign on July 3 in Ho Chi Minh City.

Accordingly, the event and its 120 volunteers will operate from July 3-26 in 22 provinces and cities nationwide, aiming to attract about 20,000 donors and receive at least 17,000 units of blood.

Gala shows and promotion activities will be also organised.

A delegation will start the journey through 13 southern and central provinces on July 4. Meanwhile another delegation will kick-start their trip across nine localities in the North on July 10.

The two delegations will reunite in Hanoi on July 23 and implement blood donation activities there until July 25.

Organised for the first time in 2013, the “Red Journey” has popularised blood donation activities to around 1 million people and attracted 50,000 donors with 28,400 blood units, according to Head of the NIHBT Dr. Nguyen Anh Tri.-VNA