How Marriott teamed up with Red Cross to alleviate blood shortage crisis in Thailand during COVID-19

Marriott International is actively supporting the fight against COVID-19 in Thailand, by joining forces with the Thai Red Cross Society to host a blood donation drive in Bangkok.

This important medical event, which took place at the Royal Orchid Sheraton Hotel & Towers on 27 April 2020, invited healthy Marriott associates to donate their blood. This will now be provided to hospitals across Thailand, helping to ease the shortage of blood and save lives.

An estimated 182 volunteers visited the riverside property’s Royal Orchid Ballroom from 9am until 3pm, donating approximately 72.8 litres of blood to the Thai Red Cross Society. The hotel’s team members helped to set up the room and equipment, including sun lounger beds, while also offering food and beverages to the medical team.

Michael Schlueter, general manager of Royal Orchid Sheraton Hotel & Towers said: “During these difficult times, it is more important than ever that we support each other and our community. We are proud to partner the Thai Red Cross Society for this important blood donation initiative,” he added.

The event forms part of Marriott International’s global CSR programme ‘Serve 360: Doing Good In Every Direction’, which commits to creating a positive and sustainable impact.

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