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Blood donation drive launched to mark 45th anniversary of Vietnam-Thailand diplomatic ties

by VNA04 December 2021 Last updated at 16:35 PM

At the blood donation event. (Photo: VNA)
At the blood donation event. (Photo: VNA)

VTV.vn - The Department of External Affairs of Ho Chi Minh City in collaboration with the municipal Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union and the Thai Consulate General in the city on December 4 organised a blood donation event.

Natthapol Na Songkhla, Thailand’s Acting Consul General in Ho Chi Minh City said the event will contribute to easing the blood shortage in the city, especially when the wave of COVID-19 outbreaks have resulted in a rising demand for blood from medical facilities.

The donation drive would help strengthen not only people-to-people relations but also the strategic partnership between Thailand and Vietnam, he said.

The event attracted the participation of 290 people and approximately 418 units of blood were collected.

On this occasion, the Thai Consulate-General donated 45 million VND (nearly 2,000 USD) to support the municipal Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union committee’s project in helping children orphaned by the pandemic.

Since May 2019, the Thai Consulate-General in Ho Chi Minh City and partners have organised four blood donation drives with 647 blood units to help Vietnamese patients.

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