YênBái - The first blood donation festival was held at the General Hospital in Nghia Lo region of Yen Bai province on March 24.
More than 20 units of blood were collected during the first day of the blood donation campaign.
Many doctors and nurses at the hospital and its blood donation club actively joined the event.
This activity is expected to address the shortage of blood during COVID-19 which directly affects the treatment of patients.
Doctor Dang Dinh Thang, Director of the hospital, said the hospital plans to hold three blood donation campaigns in the year with the aim of making up for the decline in local blood supply.
The next two drives from now to the year’s end are expected to draw over 100 health workers, he added.
Dang Phuong Lan