Thai Red Cross Society urgently needs blood donation


BANGKOK, 10 October 2011  – The Thai Red Cross Society is in urgent need of blood donation now that flooding is badly affecting hospitals in many provinces.

Blood shortages are critical in hospitals in Ayutthaya, Nakhon Sawan, Lop Buri, Chai Nat, Sing Buri and Phitsanulok provinces. The Thai Red Cross Society, which needs to have more than 3,000 units of blood in its stock on a daily basis, can supply only 1,400-1,500 units of blood to hospitals nationwide each day.

Hospitals in flood-torn Nakhon Sawan, Lop Buri and Sing Buri can only receive 400 units a day. Such quota is still far below the actual demand.

Those wishing to help save lives can donate blood at the Thai Red Cross Society on Henri Dunant Rd. every day. For more information, call 02-256-4300 or 02-263-9600-99 extension 1101.