IT firms in HCM City joint efforts against COVID-19 hinh anh 1Representatives of the IT firms pose for a group photo at the workshop. (Photo: VNA)

HCM City (VNA)
– The Ho Chi Minh City Computer Association (HCA) and the municipal Red Cross Society on February 27 held a workshop calling for blood donation amidst the COVID-19 outbreak.

On this occasion, IT firms in the city presented 100,000 medical products, including face masks, soap and sanitisers, to local residents.

According to HCA President Lam Nguyen Hai Long, the association will continue to mobilise medical products until the end of March to help locals prevent the virus.

Over the past time, the municipal Red Cross Society has also delivered leaflets to raise public awareness of the disease, along with face masks, sanitisers and soap to people.

Tran Truong Son, President of the city Red Cross Society, said his agency and the HCA are working on an application for blood donors, and look forward to building an online humanitarian bank.    

Vietnam needs around 1.8 million units of blood per year to keep up with demand. However, only 1.6 million blood units were collected nationwide in 2019./.