Samsung employees donate nearly 100,000 units of blood

Tuesday, Mar 09, 2021 14:14

Samsung Vietnam staff have donated 100,000 units of bloods since 2010. — Photo courtesy of the company

Nearly 15,000 blood units were successfully donated through the “Blood for Vietnamese 2020” programme, bringing the total units of blood that Samsung Vietnam has donated since 2010 to 100,000.

This programme is part of the annual voluntary blood donation series, co-ordinated by Samsung Vietnam with the National Institute of Haematology and Blood Transfusion, Steering Committee on Voluntary Blood Donation, Red Cross of Bac Ninh Province and Thai Nguyen Province.

The programme has taken place amid the COVID-19 pandemic in many localities, causing a shortage of blood, especially before, during and after the Tet (Lunar New Year).

Choi Joo Ho, President of Samsung Vietnam, said: “The desire of helping to overcome blood shortage during the pandemic is the biggest motivation for Samsung Vietnam to make efforts to implement the programme. We are very happy that the programme receives enthusiastic participation from a lot of Vietnamese, as well as South Korean employees. Hopefully, the units of blood that Samsung employees have donated will help patients."

Dr Bach Quoc Khanh, Director of the National Institute of Haematology and Blood Transfusion, said: “Over the past decade, Samsung Vietnam has actively implemented blood donation activities. Even in 2020, during the COVID-19 pandemic, Samsung still ensured an appropriate and safe plan for blood donation.”

In March 2021, Samsung Vietnam also contributed to the Red Cross of Bac Ninh Province, the Red Cross of Thai Nguyen Province, and the National Institute of Haematology and Blood Transfusion with a total of nearly VND750 million (US$32,708). Samsung has donated to the three units some VND6 billion. — VNS


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