Area hospitals see 150% increase at blood drive

Friday, 03 May 2013 From Issue Vol. XXI No. 18 By  Vittaya Yoondorn

More than 100 people helped the Thai Red Cross refill the National Blood Bank at the second New Blood Power drive of the year.

The April 25 event at cosponsored by Bangkok Hospital Pattaya and Sriracha’s Ratchathewi Hospital collected 37,800 cc of blood, more than 150 percent above the average amount collected at pervious blood drives.

Kotchakorn Auamsamang, chief of the blood-donation unit at Ratchathewi Hospital, said that, despite the bounty collected, more blood was needed.

Additional New Blood Power drives are scheduled Aug. 8 and Nov. 28 at Bangkok Hospital Pattaya.

Nurse Kotchakorn Auamsamang (right), chief of the blood donation unit at Sriracha’s Ratchathewi Hospital, Sriracha, attends to a donor.Nurse Kotchakorn Auamsamang (right), chief of the blood donation unit at Sriracha’s Ratchathewi Hospital, Sriracha, attends to a donor.

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