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Thai Red Cross seeks blood as restrictions eased

By The Nation

 

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After the government issued the third round of easing measures on Monday, the Thai Red Cross Society announced that it was in desperate need for blood donations as doctors will start tending to other conditions now that the Covid-19 crisis is under control. People are invited to make donations at the nearest blood donation centre or the closest hospital that takes blood donations.

 

A report on blood units available said that there are only 242 units of A blood type left when 12,000 units are needed monthly, 411 units of B 0type left versus 18,000, 434 units of O blood type versus 24,000 and there are only 94 units of AB blood type left versus 6,000 required. Meanwhile, there is a scarcity of rare Rh-negative blood types, with 23 units of the A- type and seven units of the O- type immediately required.

 

Source: https://www.nationthailand.com/news/30388957?utm_source=category&utm_medium=internal_referral

 

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All the hoops one jumps through to remain in Thailand...now they want blood too?

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Just now, Puchaiyank said:

All the hoops one jumps through to remain in Thailand...now they want blood too?

many thai's want blood from someone ....  it's so easy to get cheated and lied too here ...

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If Red Cross extends the age for donation it would help its O negative supply.

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5 hours ago, Srikcir said:

If Red Cross extends the age for donation it would help its O negative supply.

Agreed. I would do at B+ blood donation regularly if not for age limitation. 

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2 hours ago, RocketDog said:

Agreed. I would do at B+ blood donation regularly if not for age limitation. 

What is the age limit?

 

Just googled it, under 55 years old for 1st donation (I'm guessing in Thailand)

And 60 is the upper limit.

 

There are weight and health clauses as well.

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There are some restrictions on blood donors, e.g. they do not accept donations from persons, who have lived in Europe  during certain periods:

 

"Never resided in England between 1980-1996, for an accumulated total of 3 months or more. Or residing in a European country during 1980-present for cumulative duration of 5 years."

 

Look at this webpage for more details: https://english.redcross.or.th/node/49 

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