In 2017, Thai Binh collected 11,600 units of blood, exceeding 20 percent of the targeted amount.
On this occasion, collectives with outstanding performance in blood donation work were honoured.
Similar events were also held in other localities nationwide like the Mekong Delta city of Can Tho, the northern province of Tuyen Quang and Khanh Hoa province in the central region.
The National Institute of Hematology and Blood Transfusion (NIHBT) said it needs a minimum of 1,500 units of blood daily for emergencies and medical treatment at 180 hospitals in Hanoi and northern provinces. Of the amount, 45 percent needs to be Type O, equivalent to about 700 units.