On August 3, the National Institute of Hematology and Blood Transfusion delivered nearly 3,000 blood units to 10 provinces and cities, reaching a record for the amount of blood supplied in a day.
Of these, 1,000 blood units were transferred to Can Tho Hospital of Hematology and Blood Transfusion, on the evening of August 3. The rest were transferred to hospitals in Hanoi, Ha Giang, Lai Chau, Son La, Yen Bai, Tuyen Quang, Vinh Phuc, Hoa Binh and Hai Phong.
The southern localities are all implementing social isolation according to Directive 16. The complicated development of the epidemic makes it extremely difficult to receive blood, it is almost impossible to organize blood donations. several dozen units of blood a day.
Doctor Nguyen Xuan Viet, Director of Can Tho Hospital of Hematology and Blood Transfusion, said that the hospital’s blood stock is only 830 units, group O has only 72 units, while the amount of blood needed to supply 80 patients. Hospitals in Can Tho and the Mekong Delta are very large.
“We only supply hospitals like Ca Mau, Tien Giang, Chau Doc… 5-10 units of blood each time, which is not enough for emergency needs,” said Doctor Viet.
The National Institute of Hematology and Blood Transfusion delivered 1,000 blood units to Cho Ray Hospital on the morning of July 30. A few days ago, Cho Ray Hospital also announced that the reserve of blood group O was only enough for 3 days.
The amount of blood the National Institute of Hematology – Blood Transfusion provided to localities, out of 11,000 blood units collected more than a week ago from many people in the provinces participating in blood donation.
Dr. Bach Quoc Khanh, Director of the Central Institute of Hematology and Blood Transfusion, said: “The blood reserve of the Institute has improved, can be supplied again to the northern mountainous provinces and meet 100% of the plan. from hospitals”.
Khanh assessed that when an epidemic or natural disaster occurs unexpectedly or develops for a long time, ensuring a safe and timely blood source is always a challenge for blood transfusion services.
“Perhaps in history, the blood donation, support and coordination nationwide has never been so effective,” said Dr. Khanh.