“Red Sunday” responded in various localities hinh anh 1Illustrative image (Source: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – Nearly 700 blood units were donated by over 1,500 volunteers during the eighth “Red Sunday” 2018 on January 14 at Hong Duc University in the central province of Thanh Hoa.

The same day, in Vinh city of neighbouring Nghe An province, the event was held with the engagement of more than 1,000 officials and youth union members. Nearly 1,000 blood units are expected to be collected during the day.

Lat year, youngsters of Nghe An organised more than 60 voluntary blood donation events for 29,510 blood units.

One day earlier, hundreds of youth union members and young people in the southern province of Dong Nai also responded to the event and donated more than 360 blood units. This was the second time the “Red Sunday” had been held in the province.

Also on January 13, the “Red Sunday” attracted 500 students in the northern province of Yen Bai. The organsing board gathered more than 160 blood units, which was transported to the National Institute for Hematology and Blood Transfusion in Hanoi for the needy.

After nine years from 2008-2017, the “Red Sunday” collected more than 70,000 blood units. In 2017 alone, the event was responded by thousands of people from 25 localities nationwide with nearly 32,000 blood units.

In 2018, 33 localities have registered to organise the “Red Sunday” with an estimated 35,000 blood units.-VNA