Thousands of youths joined 8th “Red Sunday”

Web.HCYU.17/01/2016.HANOI – The 8th blood donation campaign namely “Red Sunday” is officially launched at Hanoi University of Science and Technology, the event attracts thousands of youth from universities and colleges around Hanoi city.

Presenting at the opening ceremony includes Politburo member, Deputy Prime Minister, President of National Traffic Safety Committee Mr Nguyen Xuan Phuc; Alternate member of CPV Committee, First secretary of HCYU Central Committee, Mr Nguyen Dac Vinh; Deputy Minister of Health Mr Nguyen Viet Tien; Deputy Minister of Education and Training Mrs Nguyen Thi Nghia; Deputy Minister of Transport Mr Nguyen Van Cong; Deputy President and Secretary General of Viet Nam Red Cross Mr Doan Van Thai.  
Deputy PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc and leaders of ministries and organizations marching on Sunday 17/01/2016
Deputy PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc and leaders of ministries and organizations at the "Red Sunday" campaign on 17/01/2016 

This year campaign is planned to hold in Ha Nam, Nam Dinh, Ha Noi, Can Tho, Phu Tho, Yen Bai, Nghe An, Ha Tinh. As reported, the atmosphere is exciting, showing the voluntary spirit, solidarity, caring and sharing of all walks of life.

Addressing the event, Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc highly values the effort of ministries, agencies, people organisations, units from local to central, for successfully implementing the voluntary blood donation campaign over the last years. In particular, the deputy prime minister praises Tien Phong newspaper, National Traffic Safety Committee, National Institute of Haematology and Blood Transfusion, units of ministries of health, education and training and the central youth union, for organising the 8th “Red Sunday” campaign 2016.

Deputy Prime Minister suggests the related governmental agencies and organisations to further the blood donation movement, work well on communications activities, mobilize and organise safe blood transfusion, ensure support as required to the denoted.    

The “Red Sunday” is a series of caring campaign taking place in 22 provinces and cities across Viet Nam during January each year. This is a major movement that significantly contribute to solve the problem of blood shortage during the traditional New Year.   

Red Sunday was started in 2009 and emerged as the important movement for blood donation movement in Viet Nam, there are around 18.000 – 20.000 units of blood donated each year.