The ceremony also saw the presence of Assoc. Prof. Dr. Luong Ngoc Khue, Director of the Medical Examination and Treatment Management Department under Ministry of Health, and Dr. Bach Quoc Khanh, Director of the National Institute of Hematology and Blood Transfusion.
Earlier, in response to the call from Party General Secretary and President Nguyen Phu Trong for the “National Voluntary Blood Donation Day”, General To Lam, Member of Politburo, Minister of Public Security on April 7 sent a letter urging all public security officers and soldiers to actively participate in voluntary blood donation drives.
In his letter, the Minister recognized and spoke highly of the efforts of public security officers and soldiers in ensuring public security and order as well as in preventing the COVID-19 epidemic. He also emphasized that, with the message “Every drop of blood is donated, a life could be saved”, the Public Security Forces at all levels should promote their active and pioneer role in voluntary blood donation movements, contributing to saving lives of patients and protecting the public health.
In the context of severe blood shortages at local hospitals amid the COVID-19 epidemic, Deputy Minister Nguyen Duy Ngoc asked all public security officers and soldiers to actively donate their blood to save lives of patients.
Speaking at the blood donation drive, Mr. Luong Ngoc Khue thanked the MPS’s leaders and officers and soldiers for their timely launch of the social program, which helps hospitals ensure the reserve of blood for emergency cases, especially amid the epidemic.
This event drew a large number of officers and soldiers of the Office of Ministry of Public Security, Department of Traffic Police, Department of Professional Techniques, and Mobile Police High Command. As a result, 200 blood units were collected from the drive.