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Blood Donations running critically low

11 Jan 2021

Thailand hospitals are in "critical condition," the Thai Red Cross urges individuals to donate blood. According to the Thai Red Cross Society, blood supplies have run low and the number of blood donors has dropped by 50 per cent. 

The pandemic of Covid-19 contributed to the dwindling blood supply. The TRCS notes that many people are worried about Covid-19 and are less likely to donate blood. As a part of the restrictions to prevent the spread of Covid-19, the mobile collection units also had to stop the operations.

Those who donate blood are asked to cooperate with the TRCS to reveal the truth about personal health conditions and history of travel, such as any visits to "high-risk" places. 

"If you're unsure, for four weeks, you should temporarily refrain from donating blood, wear a face mask every time you travel, donate blood, wash your hands frequently, and stay away."

Healthy people are encouraged to donate blood at the TRCS and other places every 3 months, 4 times a year, as follows... 

 

* National Centre for Blood Service, Thai Red Cross Society 
* Blood and Plasma Donation Centre, Wiset Niyom and Bang Khae Branch of the 11th Red Cross Station 
* National Business Blood Service 
* Service for organ donors 
* All across the world, regional hospitals

 

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