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U.S. Ambassador in Vietnam to donate blood

Mr. David Shear blood donation within the framework of the program by the Department of Health of the U.S. Embassy in collaboration with experts from the Institute of Hematology and Blood Transfusion Committees.

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"Donating blood is the most direct and specific actions that each of us can do to save the lives of Vietnamese friends. Takes only 30 minutes to donate blood, but this action has helped save millions of lives every year, "the Ambassador said after participating in blood donation.

Ambassador Shear participating donors (Photo: U.S. Embassy Hanoi)

David Mahan, Health staff of the U.S. Embassy in Hanoi, also stressed the importance of this event: "6.6% of the U.S. population has blood type O. They are the "donate blood" property because blood can be transmitted to all the remaining blood. Although a very high demand in hospitals, but in general people in Asia this rare blood type.In Vietnam, less than 1% of the population has type O blood. "

After the Indonesian Embassy, ​​the U.S. Embassy's diplomatic missions abroad in Hanoi followed by the implementation of this program. The blood donated will be sent to the hospital in Vietnam through the Central Institute of Hematology and Blood Transfusion.


Ambassador photographed after blood donation participate. (Photo: U.S. Embassy Hanoi)

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