RELEASED DATE 05 Jul 2018
BIDV, Vietnam’s leading financial institution, continues to accompany the 2018 Red Journey “BIDV – Joining hands for blood donation”.
This is the fifth time BIDV has accompanied the programme, demonstrating the bank’s efforts and contributions for the interest of the community and creating a better society. BIDV’s Trade Union and Youth Union actively joined and supported the organising committee to implement the programme, encouraging BIDV employees and customers to donate blood voluntarily, and presenting gifts to patients living in difficulties.
The 2018 Red Journey started on 13 June, reaching over 26 provinces and cities nationwide, is expected to receive at least 30,000 units of blood. The official day for the journey to reach Hanoi is scheduled for 14 July.Dr. Bach Quoc Khanh, director of the National Institute of Hematology and Blood Transfusion, and head of the 2018 Red Journey said: “The Red Journey has contributed to the strong development of the voluntary blood donation movement from scale and communications to professionalism. This year, the organising committee has introduced the “globin code” programme to some localities with a view to encouraging young people to learn about thalassemia disease, and to prevent genetic inheritance to the next generations. To date, the journey has received strong support from leaders of agencies and sectors, resulting in over-expected blood donation volume”.