Bangkok Hospital Pattaya kicked off its fifth year of blood drives benefitting the Chonburi Red Cross.
Hospital Deputy Director Dr. Supakorn Winwan joined staff and officials from Queen Savang Vadhana Memorial Hospital Jan. 17 for the start of the “New Blood for This World” campaign.
Supakorn said previous blood drives have collected as much as 450,000cc to serve patients immediately and hold for emergencies. He noted that donating blood is considered a good merit-making activity.
Doctors, nurses, officers and citizens donate blood at this year’s first blood drive at Bangkok Hospital Pattaya.
Currently, the National Blood Center and Thai Red Cross are still facing shortages. People can donate at Queen Savang Vadhana Memorial Hospital or at Bangkok Hospital Pattaya. At least three other drives are planned for the balance of the year.