July 18 2014, in response to the World Blood Donor Day, Cushman & Wakefield Vietnam in Ho Chi Minh city office have joined more than 70 companies, organizations and universities across the Southern area of the country to donate a total of 1,497 blood units.
It was in the morning that all Cushman & Wakefield Vietnam voluntary blood donors gathered at Renaissance Riverside Hotel Saigon to wait for their turn. Instead of sitting still and feeling nervous, they stood up, taking picture together and checking in Facebook. “Not for our personal social media, the pictures are our sharing of how great it could be when we can save other lives by our own blood. In this way, we hope that we can encourage our families, colleagues and friends to join us on Blood Donor Day”, they admitted.
Invented by the World Health Organization, the World Blood Donor Day serves to raise awareness of the need for safe blood and blood products and to thank voluntary unpaid blood donors for their life-saving gifts of blood. In Vietnam, since the Government’s approval of the national program for encouraging voluntary blood donation in 2000, blood donation has been steadily increased. However, the current blood donation level only meets 45% of demand.