The South African Honorary Consulate in Ho Chi Minh City on December 5 arranged a blood donation campaign to mark the first anniversary of the death of anti-apartheid hero and former president Nelson Mandela.
Many students and foreigners joined the event. The total quantity of donated blood accumulated 100 units, the consulate said in a statement.
Do Thi Kim Lien, the Honorary Consul of South Africa in HCMC, called at the event for "the lucky ones" to "share our fortune to those who are in-need.”
“The blood flowing in our veins, with the profound love, could save numerous mothers, sisters, children in need of surgery for serious treatment; their future depends entirely on the amount of blood available in the blood bank,” she said.
Many students and foreigners joined the event. The total quantity of donated blood accumulated 100 units. Photo credit: South African Honorary Consulate in HCMC
“I believe our actions today will reach millions of hearts around the globe. Even the smallest act for humanity will contribute to the brighter future, for life, for health safety and sanity, “said Lien.
Nelson Mandela, who served as President of South Africa from 1994 to 1999, was South Africa's first black chief executive, and the first elected in a fully representative democratic election. He died on December 5, 2013 at the age of 95.