There are numerous staff of CMC Global responding the urgent call for blood donation from Blood Transfusion Hematology Hospital.
Blood shortage often occurs after Lunar New Year as the number of donors significantly reduces while patients’ need remains stable, additionally blood can not be stored for a long time. In respond to the call for blood donation, CMC Global staff have enthusiastically participated. Let’s take a look at following meaningful pictures.
Right after the call for blood donation was launched, many staff of CMC Global went to Central Institute of Hematology and Blood Transfusion to participate in this activity. All wore medical masks in public to prevent coronavirus disease. This time, not only staff of CMC Global but also CMC Corporation as a whole enthusiastically attended the activity to remedy the shortage of blood in different hospitals.
After Lunar New Year, blood shortage usually occurs in many areas throughout the country. Blood, as any other biological products, requires specific storage conditions and the time in which it can be used is not too long. Additionally, patients’ need for blood does not reduce during the Tet holiday. This year, the coronavirus has posed serious threat on public health. For all reasons, blood shortage is getting worse.
Dr. Pham Tuan Duong, Deputy Director of the National Institute of Hematology and Blood Transfusion, in charge of the National Blood Center, said “By February 1, there are only 6.700 units of blood researved in the hospital. Estimated blood from other hospitals per day is up to 1,500 units while the Institute receives only 226 units of blood in 10 days (from 29 to 8 days of Tet). Red blood cells and platelets are the most severe deficiency biological products. It is expected that the issue will last for weeks, seriously affecting the blood supply for 170 hospitals in 25 provinces and cities where the Institute is in charge of blood supply.
Ms. Thu Thao (Recruitment Department – CMC Global) shared: “This is my first time to donate blood. Although quite nervous, i feel so happy. From my point of view, blood donation is a way to express our sympathy and love for the disadvantaged and contribute to a healthy society. Blood donation also regenerates our new better source of blood.”
You can attend blood donation at: - Central Institute of Hematology and Blood Transfusion (Pham Van Bach, Cau Giay District, Hanoi) from 8am to 8pm every weekdays. - You should bring your ID cards when attending blood donation. -If your organizations plan to organize blood donation, please contact the Department of Mobility and Blood Donation Department, Central Institute of Hematology - Blood Transfusion, at phone number 024.3868 6008 or 024.3782 1900.