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About 250 donors join Saigon Times blood drive

By Minh Tuan

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HCMC – The Saigon Times Group, in collaboration with the HCMC Blood Donation Center, organized a blood drive this morning, October 29, attracting about 250 local and foreign donors.

The Saigon Times Blood Donation Day 2021 took place at the Saigon Times Group’s headquarters at 35 Nam Ky Khoi Nghia Street, Nguyen Thai Binh Ward, District 1, HCMC. It was aimed at coping with the chronic blood shortage in the country.

The blood drive also marked the 30th anniversary of The Saigon Times Weekly (October 10, 1991 – October 10, 2021) and the 26th anniversary of The Saigon Times (October 2, 1995 – October 2, 2021).

According to the organizer, around 250 units of blood from some 220 donors, including foreign diplomats, leaders of business associations, staff of foreign-invested and local businesses, civil servants, and Saigon Times Group staff, were collected at the blood drive.

The event was successfully organized thanks to the sponsorship of BASF Vietnam and Louis Holdings. It also received generous support from Digital Transformation ADT JSC, Breadtalk Vietnam, La Vie, O Long Tea Plus Brand and Tan Hiep Phat Group.

To ensure safety, the donors and organizers had to comply with anti-pandemic measures such as wearing face masks, using hand sanitizers, and filing health declarations.

Szilvia Szojka, Consul General of Hungary in HCMC, donates blood at the Saigon Times Blood Donation Day 2021
Péter Csaba Pauczuk, Deputy Head of Mission at the Consul General of Hungary, joins the blood drive. His wife Paczuk-Kocsis Dorottya was also present at the event
(L-R) Pham Huu Chuong, Deputy Editor-in-Chief of the Saigon Times Group, Natthapol Na Songkhla, Deputy Consul-General, Acting Consul-General of the Royal Thai Consulate-General in HCMC, Jakkrit Piyasirikul, Chief Representative Officer of Export-Import Bank of Thailand in HCMC and Pham Dinh Dung, Assistant Managing Editor of The Saigon Times
Jakkrit Piyasirikul, Chief Representative Officer of Export-Import Bank of Thailand in HCMC
Sureerat Punduang, General Secretariat of the Thai Business Association in Vietnam, makes a thumbs-up when giving her blood
Donors from BASF Vietnam, one of the main sponsors of this year’s Saigon Times Blood Donation Day, pose for a group photo after donating blood
Donors from DXC Technology Services Vietnam
Donors from Payoo
Donors from ATM Online
Nguyen Thi Mai Anh (C), representative from BASF Vietnam, and Hoang Anh Phuong (R), head of the communications division of Louis Holdings, receive flowers from Pham Huu Chuong, Deputy Editor-in-Chief of the Saigon Times Group
Tran Uyen Vy, Deputy General Director of Breadtalk Vietnam, receives flowers from Nguyen Van Thang, Managing Editor of The Saigon Times

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