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Vietnam Red Cross

Hanoi Red Cross launches humanitarian month

Society

Hanoi Red Cross launches humanitarian month

The Vietnam Red Cross Society (VRCS)’s chapter in Hanoi will strive to provide support for 7,000-10,000 disadvantaged people under the 2019 Humanitarian Month which was launched in the capital city on May 5.

Humanitarian month to include multiple activities

Society

Humanitarian month to include multiple activities

Blood donation and organ donation commitment is among activities to be held during the humanitarian month which lasts from May 1-31 under the theme of “Connecting, Sharing, and Spreading,” heard a press conference in Hanoi on April 25.

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.