A ceremony honouring 100 prominent blood donors nationwide and marking World Blood Donor Day was held in Hanoi on June 14.

Speaking at the event, Deputy Head of the National Steering Committee for the blood donation campaign, Nguyen Hai Duong, said he hopes these donors will continue acting as role models for future blood donation campaigns.

For many of those honoured, the practice of donating blood has become a way of life.

Vu Tran Minh from Ho Chi Minh City has donated his blood 74 times. Many others have donated over 70 times, saving a lot of lives.

Since 2007, activities responding to World Blood Donor Day have been organised across Vietnam annually.

Earlier the same day, President of the Vietnam Fatherland Front Central Committee Nguyen Thien Nhan received the donors in Hanoi.

He expressed his wish that they will encourage others to follow suit.

Over the past 10 years, many lives have been saved by 6.4 million units of blood collected from donors.-VNA