More than 4,500 people registered to donate blood at the Youth Blood Donation Festival 2012 in Hanoi on Sept. 23.

At the beginning, organisers only expected to collect at least 1,200 blood units (350ml each) from some 2,000 registered donors.

The event was co-organised by the Hanoi Youth Blood Donation Mobilisation Association in coordination with the National Institute of Haematology and Blood Transfusion. Besides blood donation, there were also activities to educate the young about safe lifestyles and teach them how to love and to share.-VNA