“A drop of blood given – A life to stay” is the message of the Humanitarian Blood Donation Program at Giac Ngo Pagoda (No. 92 Nguyen Chi Thanh, District 10, Ho Chi Minh City).
With support from the People’s Committee of Ward 2, District 10, Ho Chi Minh City, on the morning of May 7, 2022 (on April 7 in the Year of the Tiger), Giac Ngo Pagoda – Buddhist Foundation of Today cooperated with the Blood Donation Center Ho Chi Minh City organizes the program “Humanitarian blood donation – Safe blood donation for patients”.
It is known that in the morning, there were 700 registrations to donate blood (including 250ml and 350ml and 450ml units). The blood units will be transferred to the blood preservation bank to save the patients from the critical situation.
Through 53 times of organization, the blood donation program at Giac Ngo Pagoda has received 19,983 registrations. In fact, there were 24,800 successful registrations. In which, 15,727 successful blood donations.
At the blood donation session, Venerable Thich Nhat Tu said that from May 2022, Giac Ngoc Pagoda will organize monthly humanitarian blood donations. Thus, the next blood donation will have to be 30 days later and also fall on the 7th day of the month. Giac Ngo Pagoda cooperates with the blood bank of Cho Ray hospital (the place where blood is transferred to hospitals in the West) and the Vietnam Red Cross.
Buddhism Today Foundation has prepared breakfast portions and sugar tea to support Buddhists before donating blood. After donating blood, you will receive a Blood Donation Certificate issued by Ho Chi Minh City Humanitarian Blood Donation Center.
On this occasion, Giac Ngo Pagoda also supports Buddhists to volunteer blood with a portion of milk, cakes and gifts of your choice (kitchen utensils, teddy bears, book bags, shelves …)
Here is a picture of the blood donation session for Buddhists: