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Only 1.68 percent of population donate blood

Health

Only 1.68 percent of population donate blood

Vietnam collected 1.336 million blood units in 2018, of which 98.3 percent were donated by volunteer donors who account for only 1.68 percent of the nation’s population, heard a conference held by the National Steering Committee for Voluntary Blood Donation in Hanoi on March 12.

Campaign helps promote humanitarian aid

Society

Campaign helps promote humanitarian aid

More than 2.3 million needy people have received aid totalling over 3.8 trillion VND (163.3 million USD) over the last 11 years under a campaign that promotes each organisation and individual’s committed support for one disadvantaged people.

Tet gifts offered to impoverished child patients

Society

Tet gifts offered to impoverished child patients

President of the Vietnam Red Cross Society (VRCS) Nguyen Thi Xuan Thu on January 5 presented 30 gift packages to poor children who are undergoing treatment at Hanoi-based Viet Duc Hospital ahead of the upcoming Lunar New Year (Tet) festival.

East Sea to see 12 – 14 storms in 2018

Society

East Sea to see 12 – 14 storms in 2018

The year 2018 will see about 12 – 14 storms and tropical depressions in the East Sea, some 4 – 6 are forecast to directly affect Vietnam’s mainland, according to the National Hydro-Meteorological Centre (NHMC).