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Insurance firm launches blood donation campaign amid new wave of infections

Jan 13. 2021
Duangduen Kongkasawad
Duangduen Kongkasawad
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By The Nation

Thai Life Insurance has launched a blood-donation campaign to meet shortages amid the new wave of Covid-19 infections.

“To ensure blood supply meets demands in the country, Thai Life Insurance has launched a campaign encouraging people to donate blood every three months,” the company's executive vice president Duangduen Kongkasawad said, adding that the aim is to procure 1.2 million cubic centimetres (cc) of blood this year.

The first blood-donation event will be held on the first floor of Thai Life Insurance headquarters on Bangkok’s Ratchadapisek Road from January 13 to 15. Donations will also be collected via a mobile unit parked in front of the company’s Rattanathibet branch on January 13. Blood donations will be collected from 9am to 3pm.

“To ensure donors’ safety, the company has implemented strict measures to contain the spread of Covid-19, such as screening each donor’s body temperature, collecting information on their history and providing enough space to implement social distancing,” she said.

Members of the company’s Life Fit programme can collect points for up to 30 per cent discount on next year’s premium after submitting their blood donation reports via the Thai Life Insurance smartphone app.

“There are still many people who are sick and need blood for treatment, so we invite healthy people to donate blood every three months,” she said.

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