The Indian Chamber of Commerce in Vietnam (INCHAM) will organize a blood donation drive at Ben Thanh Theater in Ho Chi Minh City's District 1 on August 18.
The actual event at Ben Thanh Theater (6 Mac Dinh Chi Street) will take place from 8:30 a.m. till noon.
INCHAM said in a press release on Monday that it is working with the Ho Chi Minh City Red Cross to launch the program.
The Indian organization said it considers blood donation a social responsibility, a healthy practice and a profound gesture that one can make a difference between life and death.
"We realize, every moment; someone in distress needs blood. She or he may be a cancer patient, someone who needs the vital fluid after childbirth/surgery, or a victim of an accident. Unfortunately, many such patients are not lucky to receive blood in time, with potentially fatal consequences," INCHAM said.
For all the donors, the HCMC Red Cross will issue a Donor card and undertake to give an equal amount of blood donated FREE of any charges in a situation where the donor needs it. This card does not have any time limitation.
INCHAM asks everyone to make this important humanitarian initiative a great success by participating yourself and persuading colleagues, friends and family to donate blood as well.