Environment minister donates blood amid ongoing COVID-19 epidemic
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Environment minister donates blood amid ongoing COVID-19 epidemic Minister Tran Hong Ha
VOV.VN - Natural Resources and Environment Minister Tran Hong Ha on April 9 donated his blood to help ease blood shortages at the National Institute of Hematology and Blood Transfusion due to the novel coronavirus epidemic.

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Minister Tran Hong Ha donates blood at his ministry' headquarters in Hanoi
Minister Ha was the first person to give blood at his ministry’s headquarters in Hanoi. He was followed by his Deputy Ministers, other leaders of the ministry’s departments and agencies, as well as the ministry’s staff.  

A ministry representative said blood donation takes place at the ministry’s headquarters on April 9-10, and all the donors are strictly required to follow health regulations, including wearing face masks, staying 2m away from each other, and using hand sanitisers.

The National Institute of Hematology and Blood Transfusion said it needs at least 1,000 blood units per day for treatment at the institute and other healthcare facilities across the country, while it has approximately 8,000 units left in its reserves. Thousands of patients are now awaiting blood transfusion.

The institute has urgently called on people to take part in the humanitarian blood donation campaign to assist patients in need.