Humanitarian blood donation is a meaningful and humanitarian activity, particularly in extremely critical and urgent situations such as the current pandemic. Understanding that, the Coteccons and Unicons Trade Union Executive Committees collaborated with the City Red Cross Society. The Labor Confederation of Ho Chi Minh City and Binh Thanh District launched the program “Blood Drops- The Treasure of Love,” inviting all employees to join in this significant yearly blood donation on Wednesday morning, October 27, 2021, at Company Headquarters.
There are only a few positive signs in the pandemic situation, so it is still necessary to ensure safe procedures to avoid spreading the disease in blood donation work, such as measuring body temperature, wearing masks, washing hands and disinfecting, ensuring distance safety and avoiding gathering too many people, in addition to measuring blood pressure and health check for each employee before donating blood. More than 100 qualifying employees donated between 250 mL and 350 mL of blood after roughly 3 hours of organization, contributing to the city’s blood fund to treat and save lives.
Mr. Nguyen Mau Thanh, a Coteccons System Department employee, shared: “This is an excellent program with a noble goal of assisting those in need by delivering the appropriate amount of blood to the appropriate location. This is also a chance for my body to work better, thus I’d like to be able to donate blood once a year. It’s especially enjoyable after donating blood because there are presents.”
Ms. Phan Thi Trung-Human Resources and General Department of Unicons considers this a very meaninful action: “Just a small amount of blood can save someone’s life, but at times, the person who needs it is ourselves or our families, colleagues, or friends. This is also my first time donating blood, but I’m sure I’ll continue.”
The Coteccons and Unicons trade union Executive Board desires to preserve and encourage more so that more and more blood can carry out the noble mission of giving new life to people.