11 July 2024

The Thai Red Cross Society (TRCS) has issued an urgent appeal for blood donations from members of the public as supplies at hospitals across the country are running critically low, as is the TRCS’s own blood bank.

The amount of blood currently being donated has fallen by 50% as a result of the second wave of COVID-19 infections and the society’s mobile collection units have had to suspended operations in the wake of the pandemic.

Those who want to donate blood are asked to reveal, confidentially, to TRCS staff the whole truth about the status of their health, their recent travel and especially any recent visits to high-risk places. Otherwise they should postpone their blood donation.

They are also asked to wear face masks when they go to give blood.

Blood donations can still be given at the National Blood Centre of the Thai Red Cross Society, the blood donation centre at the Thai Red Cross Society in Bang Khae branch, The Mall’s three shopping centres in Bang Khaem, Bang Kapi and Ngamwongwan, The Emporium shopping centre, Ban Song Thai, all 12 National Blood Centre branches and at all provincial hospitals.