Blood collection bags and blood group reagents to be sent to Pakistan

Report
from Thai Red Cross
Published on 28 Oct 2005
The Thai Red Cross is to send 4800 whole blood collection bags , totalling 800 kgs, and anti-A, anti-B and anti-Rh blood group reagents, totalling 50kgs, as part of its assistance to the Pakistan Red Crescent Society to help the victims of the earthquake there. Dr.Rachanee O'Charoen,Director of the Thai Red Cross Blood Service Center had learnt of the need for such assistance from Dr.Admin Col.Mohammad Ahmad of the Pakistan Red Crescent Society.

The blood collection bags have been donated by Baxter Healthcare (Thailand) Co Ltd. The blood group reagents are produced by the National Blood Service Center of the Thai Red Cross . Mr. Sawanit Kongsiri, Assistant Secretary General for External Relations of the Thai Red Cross, who received the blood bags from Mr. Suvit Therakulchon, Country Manager of Healthcare,on 27 October 2005 at Red Cross Headquarters, thanked the Company and praised it for its international social governance

Also present at the handover ceremony was Mrs Sunathee Isvapornchai, Vice President for Communications, Thai Airways International Plc.. The airline will be flying the consignment to Islamabad on its inaugural commercial flight on 2 November 2005. The airline has often carried assistance given by the Thai Red Cross in times of disasters and emergencies without charge.

The Thai Red Cross,under instructions from Her Majesty Queen Sirikit,the Society's President,will also be donating US$100,000, blankets,tent shelter material, ready to eat food,milk and warm clothing to the Pakistan Red Crescent to help alleviate the earthquake disaster.