Saigon doctor urges people to donate blood

From May 4 until now, many pre-registered mobile blood collection tours have been canceled, the daily amount of blood received in Ho Chi Minh City is only 50% of the blood supply at hospitals.

Doctor Phu Chi Dung, Director of the Ho Chi Minh City Blood Transfusion and Hematology Hospital, said that during the complicated development of Covid-19, people limited gatherings in crowded places, and units organized continuous blood donation. cancel tassel. There are days when no blood donation tour is held. The number of tassels destroyed in the past time corresponds to about 5,000 blood bags.

According to Dr. Dung, the Blood Bank of Ho Chi Minh City Blood Transfusion and Hematology Hospital still ensures blood supply according to the needs of hospitals. However, the stockpile is dwindling.

“It is expected that within the next few days, until about May 24, the blood stockpile will decrease to an alarming level, below 5,000 bags,” said Dr. Dung. Group anemia will occur if not timely replenishment.

In order to have enough blood to supply for treatment and emergency at hospitals in the city, doctors call on people to donate blood at two fixed points, including:

– Hospital of Blood Transfusion and Hematology, 118 Hong Bang, Ward 12, District 5, hotline 02839557858. Time from 7am to 16h30 all days of the week.

City Humanitarian Blood Donation Center, 106 Thien Phuoc, Tan Binh District, registered phone number 02838685507 or 0937587299. Hours are 7:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday to Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

Blood donors make complete and accurate medical declarations, helping healthcare workers screen for risk factors before donating blood. Blood donation points ensure compliance with 5K measures as well as regulations on Covid-19 prevention and control.

“In order to avoid gathering many people at the same time, we encourage people to make an appointment to donate blood in advance by phone so that they can arrange a time and be best served,” said Dr.

People donate blood in Ho Chi Minh City. Image: Ovum.

On May 20, Ho Chi Minh City recorded three cases of 4780-4782, which are parents and children in alley 287, Nguyen Dinh Chieu street, district 3 and a suspected case is a 63-year-old man, living in Ward 8, Go Vap district. During the day, the health sector took samples for testing a total of 1,861 people. As of this morning, most have tested negative.

Three days ago, the city recorded two Covid-19 cases, patients 4514 and 4583, colleagues from the same company in District 3.

Nationwide, the number of community infections from April 27 to now is 1,836, recorded in 30 provinces.

Le Phuong