Youth Federation launches blood donation drive hinh anh 1A young man donates his blood (Photo: VNA)
Hanoi (VNA) - The Vietnam Youth Federation (VYF) Central Committee launched a nationwide blood donation campaign on April 17.

The campaign is in response to a letter from Party General Secretary and State President Nguyen Phu Trong on the occasion of “All-People Blood Donation Day” on April 7.

Central Committee Permanent Secretary Nguyen Anh Tuan called on federation members to join the drive and ease the shortage of blood supplies during the struggle against COVID-19.

The federation also urged its affiliates to launch similar drives during a one-month period starting from April 19 in response to the top leader’s call and to mark the 130th birthday of late President Ho Chi Minh on May 19.

Events needv to closely follow health regulations and avoid becoming crowded to ensure health and safety.

Donor number has been down 60 percent in recent times due to fears over COVID-19, resulting in severe shortages of the valuable fluid around the country, especially Types A and O.

People are urged to register to donate blood at the National Institute of Hematology and Blood Transfusion at

On the same day, the federation presented 30,000 food portions to the poor, homeless, and those who have lost their jobs in Hanoi, HCM City, Hai Phong, and Can Tho, as part of its programme offering support to those hurt by the COVID-19 pandemic./.