The American Chamber of Commerce Vietnam (AmCham), the Blood Transfusion and Haematology Hospital (BTH), and Victoria Healthcare Clinic organised Summer Blood Donor Day, receiving 260 volunteers who donated almost 92 litres of blood over the campaign from August 27 and 28.
In addition to two venue sponsors, Victoria Healthcare Clinic and New World Saigon Hotel, the event also received sponsorship from AmCham member companies Ly Gia Vien, Coca-Cola Vietnam, Dan-on Foods, Suntory PepsiCo Vietnam Beverages, HG Aviation, Tesla Education Group, and TRG.
Blood donors had the opportunity to win two round-trip flight tickets from Ho Chi Minh City to Bangkok from THAI Smile, sponsored by HG Aviation.
Members of companies that actively supported the initiative came from Victoria Healthcare Clinic, Bayer Company, Coats Phong Phu, and Techtronic Industries Vietnam.
The 2023 AmCham Summer Blood Donor Day was part of World Blood Donor Day, a global blood drive launched by the World Health Organisation to raise public awareness of the need for a safe blood source and to recognise the efforts of blood donors.
The campaign focuses on patients in need of lifelong blood transfusion support and highlights the role each person can play by giving the precious gift of blood or plasma. It also emphasises the importance of regularly giving blood or plasma to create a safe and sustainable supply of blood and blood products available worldwide so that all patients in need can be treated promptly.
AmCham Vietnam in Ho Chi Minh City and Danang’s long-standing mission is to promote trade and investment ties between the United States and Vietnam and serve as the voice of American business in Vietnam. Being one of the largest business associations in Vietnam, AmCham has more than 550 corporate and 2,000 individual members.
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