A blood donation festival called Red Sunday is scheduled to take place in ten northern provinces and cities, including the Trade University in Hanoi, on next Sunday.

The event aims to collect between 3,000-5,000 blood units in order to cope with increased demand at emergency rooms and hospitals during Tet holidays.

It is organised by the Tien Phong (Vanguard) newspaper and the National Institute of Hematology and Blood Transfusion.-VNA