Vietnamese blood bank website becomes a hit

April 17, 2006

 
   

A Vietnamese blood bank website has recorded 120,000 hits since it was launched two months ago.

The Vietnamese language site, www.nganhangmau.com, contains information on the availability of blood at over 500 health care centers in Ho Chi Minh City.

Its designer, Nguyen Tran Huy Phong, 26, who is also director of a city-based web designing company, added visitors were now logging in to the site from nearly 40 countries and territories.

They could register online to receive or donate blood, he said.

“Being a bank, there must be those depositing and those withdrawing”, Phong said adding he hoped needy hospitals and individuals would take full advantage of the site.

It has so far has attracted 400 donors.

When non-profit Christina Noble Children's Foundation was looking for group B blood for a heart operation on four-year-old Nguyen Thi Hong Cam, the website sent it a list of donors.

Phong is now constructing an English language site, www.vietnambloodbank.com.

Source: Tuoi Tre – Translated by Hoang Bao

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