RMIT Vietnam NewsRMIT Christmas heros donate blood

RMIT Christmas heros donate blood

Thursday, January 14, 2016 - 10:41
Student donates blood on Christmas Eve.
Student receives a free health check.

More than 50 students on the RMIT Vietnam Hanoi City campus became Christmas heroes by donating blood on Christmas Eve.

The Environment Club organised the first ever RMIT Vietnam humanitarian blood donation day in collaboration with the Central Institute of Haematology, held on Christmas Eve.

Their aim was to help tackle the blood shortage in Vietnam and to ultimately help those in need.

But according to Hanoi Environment Club representative Huyen Ngan Truong, the donation is more than just ‘filling’ the blood supply.

“Sharing is caring” is our motto,” she said.

“Through this event, we wanted to bring the best holiday gift ever to the people in need.”

“Thanks to the compassion of 56 students and staff, more than 150 patients received a meaningful Christmas gift.”

Bachelor of Communication graduate Bui Phan Anh said he believes the university should have more activities like this to support the community.

“It would be is great if it became an annual RMIT Vietnam volunteer activity.

“The amount of blood donated may start small but to many people in need those good-will donators are the real heroes!”

Working with the Central Institute of Haematology ensured compliance with rigorous blood donation procedures.

The institute also gave participants health care information about preventing and detecting blood diseases early in order to have the most effective treatment.

Participants also received a free health check, refreshments after donation and certificate of participation.

Story: Van Doan