At the ceremony to announce the establishment of the national blood centre (Photo: dantri.com.vn)

Hanoi (VNA) – The National Institute of Haematology and Blood Transfusion (NIHBT) on April 4 announced the Ministry of Health’s decision to set up a national blood centre under the institute.

Director of the institute Bach Quoc Khanh said that the centre, equipped with modern technology and high profession will support the development of blood transfusion sector in the country.

It also creates a premise to set up a national blood centre under the Ministry of Health, he added.

Carrying out the World Bank’s Regional Blood Transfusion Centres Project, the institute built a modern transfusion blood centre with capacity of 90,000 blood units per year. Particularly, the institute received 303,462 blood units in 2017 and the number is expected to increase to 600,000 units by 2030.

The centre is established to organise blood transfusion and reserve blood for national security.

NIHBT Deputy Director Pham Tuan Duong is assigned as the director of the blood centre.-VNA