Nearly 60 people rolled up their sleeves to donate 22,250 cc of blood at the Sept. 19 Blood for the Young drive. The project prepared the national blood bank for upcoming holidays, which typically put a crunch on supplies. Officials said children with anemia, thalassemia, and hemophilia require regular treatment and transfusions.
Good citizens donate blood to the Banglamung Red Cross at Central Center with the intention of aiding children with blood diseases.
The National Blood Center had collaborated with regional units to campaign and organize donations to collect enough blood for patients in various hospitals.
“Citizens are starting to understand blood donation because blood donation, apart from making merit for the mind, the donors’ health also reaps the benefits and the donors also receive a souvenir brooch by Thai Red Cross,” said Watcharee Waenda, senior committee member for the Banglamung Red Cross.
“Fifty-times donors will also receive a souvenir brooch from HRH Princess Soamsawalee and 100-times donors from HRH Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn.”
Resident Mattana Saksai said she always donates blood because she believes in helping others and it is a merit-making activity.