Gratitude from the act of sharing a drop of blood to save lives
On July 29, the “Gratitude Red Drops” program of 2023 – the final series of the XI Red Ride blood donation festival took place in full swing at the University of Water Resources, Hanoi, attracting participants from a large number of young people, students and residents.
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For the first time donating blood with the desire to choose a truly meaningful event, Do Thi Doai Trinh (Ha Dong, Hanoi) arranges her work for the “Thank you down” program to fulfill her wish. , giving a drop of precious blood.
“I still regularly participate in volunteer activities, helping support cancer patients at the hospital, so I understand how patients need blood for treatment. July is the month of thanking those who have contributed to the country, it is also an opportunity for me to do one more good deed, for me it means a lot,” said Ms. Do Thi Doai Trinh.
From the age of 18, old enough to donate blood, Vu Hong Phuc (Hanoi University of Science and Technology student) enthusiastically participated in the voluntary blood donation movement. This summer, Phuc also tried to “save” for the “Gratitude Drops” program to participate in its meaning.
“Summer vacation is quite free, I want to do something for this time without wasting it. Youth can do many things, where sharing a drop of blood is not difficult and even more meaningful this July with gratitude,” said Vu Hong Phuc.
With the message “Each Heart – A Heroic Flame”, the “Gratitude Rose” festival is held in July – the month to pay tribute to the heroes and martyrs who have sacrificed for the independence and freedom of the Motherland. . Continuing the heroic traditions of their fathers, the current generation of Vietnamese, especially the younger generation, have shown their sense of responsibility to society by sharing drops of blood to save the sick.
Mr. Trinh Xuan Thuy, Chairman of the Hanoi Youth Association for Blood Donation, said: “Red Travel Blood Donation Day “Red Drops of Gratitude” in Hanoi this year is expected to receive 4,500 units of blood. Prior to the event, volunteers brought together friends and relatives for donating blood, spreading pictures to creating media campaigns on social networks. Volunteers also devote hundreds of public days to propaganda, mobilizing live blood donors in schools, bus stations, parks, going to every street and alley to convey a message to everyone. Before the event opening the festival today, Red Drops of Gratitude 2023 also held a series of response days to receive more than 2,500 units of blood.
The Red Drops of Gratitude Festival is Hanoi’s massive summer blood donation festival, first held in 2011 to direct young people to actively participate in voluntary blood donation activities for public health.
“During the war, our ancestors did not spare their blood and blood for the Motherland. In times of peace, the younger generation did not hesitate to share their blood of gratitude for the sick,” emphasized Mr. Trinh Xuan Thuy.
Sharing about the programs in this year’s Red Journey, Ms. Le Lam, deputy director of the National Institute of Hematology and Blood Transfusion, deputy chairman of the organizing committee Red Ride, said: “Red Ride in 2023 will be held in 46 provinces and cities across the country in June and July. Now, all provinces and cities have successfully implemented the Program. Organizers received more than 115,000 units of blood on 308 blood drive days, of which more than 45,000 units were collected at major festivals and nearly 70,000 units of blood in response to Travel Red.
The Red Journey has brought many achievements, footprints and deep values in the blood donation movement, thoroughly addressing the summer blood shortage every year; contribute to raising awareness for millions of people about voluntary blood donation and hemophilia. This program also contributes to the training and development of thousands of volunteers, mobilizes blood donors in the regions; Especially helping Blood Transfusion Centers across the country successfully practice the model of receiving large volumes of blood in case of disaster, natural disasters, epidemics which would require very large volumes of blood for patients.
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