Nearly 150 employees of Coteccons – Unicons participated in the annual blood donation activity held on the morning of November 23, 2022.
Every drop of blood donated is a hope that is lit for emergency patients. With this spirit, the blood donation program is organized by Coteccons – Unicons Trade Union in collaboration with Binh Thanh District Union and Center for Donation. Ho Chi Minh City’s blood donation took place at Hall G, Coteccons office on November 23, 2022.
This is an annual activity held at Coteccons to show the spirit of solidarity and action for the community of the Coteccons people. After only 4 days, the program has received nearly 150 applications for blood donation from employees.
The Humanitarian Blood Donation Program is organized by Coteccons – Unicons Trade Union in collaboration with Binh Thanh District Federation and Ho Chi Minh City Humanitarian Blood Donation Center.
The organization is well-prepared, meticulous, and considerate. Each volunteer who donates blood will do the following steps: obtain a code; assess blood pressure; draw blood; drink sugar tea or have breakfast; and receive a certificate with a gift prepared by the Blood Donation Center. The collected blood units will be transported to the National Institute of Hematology—Blood Transfusion for preservation before being distributed to hospitals and research institutes in the vicinity in order to save people and create medical products. Blood products are used in medicine.
Blood donation is well-prepared according to the process of Ho Chi Minh City Humanitarian Blood Donation Center
Ms. Vu Thi Thuy, who works at the Ho Chi Minh City Humanitarian Blood Donation Center, explained that due to the present blood shortage in hospitals, the Center collects blood at no more than 500 units each day. Because all blood units have a limited shelf life, blood flavor is used to maximize preservation.
This year’s blood donation program, in particular, was held on November 23, the 76th anniversary of the creation of the Vietnam Red Cross Society, making the exercise much more important for volunteers.
Mr. Bolat Duisenov – Chairman of the Board of Directors of Coteccons, was also present to donate blood.
Mr. Nguyen Ngoc Nam, Chairman of the Trade Union, shared as a member of the organizing committee and a blood donation volunteer: “In charity programs, humane blood donation is one of the activities that the employees supports the most.” This year’s program, “Drop of Blood—Spark of Hope,” has received nearly 150 applications from employees who want to do their part to make the world a better place. “Every drop of blood given is also an opportunity to regenerate the flow of energy, renew the spirit, and contribute to building Coteccons and Unicons to reach the big sea.”
Mr. Dang Trung Kien of the Engineering Department described his early-morning blood donation: “This is my first time donating blood at Coteccons, but I feel that the organization is incredibly precise, and volunteers cordially aided me.” “I’m a little wobbly because I haven’t given blood in a long time, but I’m glad I done something essential for the community.”
Mr. Kien’s colleague from Unicons’ Human Resource Management Department, Nguyen Ba Khang, expressed similar sentiments: “I feel delighted and significant when I can contribute a part of my efforts to the overall operation of the firm.” This initiative also demonstrates Coteccons’ concern for the individual and the collective.
The program is a meaningful annual activity to give precious drops of blood to patients in need of emergency.
Each volunteer after participating in blood donation receives a certificate and a gift prepared by the Blood Donation Center.
Coteccons hopes to propagate human values and accomplish good actions in the community through this meaningful volunteer program. Simultaneously, annual activities to connect the goodwill and love-sharing attitude of Coteccons and Unicons people would be maintained.