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Over 130 donors join Saigon Times blood drive

The Saigon Times

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HCMC – More than 130 local and foreign donors participated in a blood drive today morning, October 8, organized by the Saigon Times Group in celebration of the 32nd anniversary of The Saigon Times Weekly (October 10) and the 28th anniversary of The Saigon Times online newspaper (October 2),

The Saigon Times Blood Donation Day was held in coordination with the HCMC Blood Donation Center and Red Cross Society of Nguyen Thai Binh Ward, District 1, HCMC.

More than 190 units of blood were collected from the donors, including foreign diplomats, staff of businesses, government officials, and Saigon Times employees, according to the organizer.

As usual, the blood drive took place at the Saigon Times Group’s headquarters at 35 Nam Ky Khoi Nghia Street, Nguyen Thai Binh Ward, District 1, HCMC.

The Saigon Times Blood Donation Day 2023 was made possible by the generous support of BAEMIN, Vinamilk, ABC Bakery, Vinasoy, and Tan Hiep Phat Beverage Group.

Donors fill in a registration form before giving blood
A Saigon Times staff member (in red) and a donor (R) take a blood pressure test for blood donation
A phlebotomist of the HCMC Blood Donation Center collects blood from a donor
The majority of blood donors are young people
Pham Dinh Dung, managing editor of The Saigon Times, gives opening remarks at the Saigon Times Blood Donation Day
(L-R) Pham Huu Chuong, deputy editor-in-chief of the Saigon Times Group, presents the thank-you letters to Dr. Tran Van Hoa of the HCMC Blood Donation Center, and Nguy Trung Thang, president of Red Cross Society in Nguyen Thai Binh Ward, District 1
Agustaviano Sofjan, consul general of Indonesia in HCMC, gives blood during the event. This is the second time the Indonesian consul general has donated blood at the Saigon Times Blood Donation Day. His two sons also came to the event to give blood this morning
An employee of the Saigon Times Group (in red) and a donor are all smiles
An employee of the online food delivery startup BAEMIN attends the Blood Donation Day
Ngo Hung Phuong (2nd R), managing director of DXC Vietnam, and other blood donors from DXC Vietnam pose for a group photo
A blood donor from the Saigon Times Group
(L-R) Pham Huu Chuong, deputy editor-in-chief of the Saigon Times Group; Wirattinee Vatanyootaweewat, Thai consul in HCMC; Sureerat Punduang, former general secretary and treasurer of the Thai Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Vietnam; and Pham Dinh Dung, managing editor of The Saigon Times
Local and foreign blood donors hold up their blood donation certificates
Nguy Trung Thang (L) and Le Thi Hai (2nd R), vice president of Red Cross Society in Nguyen Thai Binh Ward, pose for a group photo with employees of the Saigon Times Group

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