The Thai Red Cross Society was established as the Red Unalom Society in 1893, in the reign of King Chulalongkorn, to provide relief to the victims of the territorial conflicts along the borders of Thailand and French Indochina. It was later renamed the Thai Red Cross Society and became a member of the International Federation in 1921.

The Thai Red Cross Society endeavors to alleviate human suffering, promote international humanitarian law, and provide health services to the most vulnerable among children, women and the aged in four areas – medical and health-care services, disaster preparedness and response, blood transfusion services and social welfare and quality of life promotion.

Branch Offices: 76 branches with 240 sub-branches

Date Established: Established: 26 April 1893. Officially recognised by ICRC: 27 May 1920. Accepted as a member of IFRC: 08 April 1921.

Funding: Income: 20,686,798,276.22 THB. Expenditure: 15,416,378,567.93 THB

IFRC Country Delegation? No

Key Persons: President: H.M. Queen SIRIKIT. Executive Vice-President: H.R.H. Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn. Secretary General: Mr. Phan WANNAMETHEE

Legal Status: The Thai Red Cross Society is registered as a juristic person. Thai Red Cross Society Act (5th revision) of 2008 “A juristic entity undertaking humanitarian charitable activities in keeping with the Fundamental Principles of Red Cross, the Thai Red Cross Society is thus eligible for state budget support” (Article 3)”.

People Reached: 4,837,740

Volunteers: 1,195,222 volunteers (of which 70,539 are youth, 152,660 volunteers from Provincial Red Cross Chapters, 11,851 volunteers from Red Cross Volunteers Bureau, 960,172 registered volunteers in the database.)

Major Partners: International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement partners

Club 25 programme

Thai Red Cross Society takes part in Club 25, a programme where youth leads the way with regular blood donation and in the period between their donations play a role in health promotional activities in the local community.

Adam's Love Campaign

In health, the Thai Red Cross AIDS Research Centre is the first organization in Thailand to set up an Anonymous Clinic offering free HIV testing for Thai citizens, plus medication, research, prevention, treatment, support and care for HIV/AIDS infected people.
As a strong component of its HIV campaign , the Centre launched Adam’s Love, a social media campaign to increase the awareness of HIV/AIDS among the MSM [Male having sex with Male] community in Thailand and encourage Safe Sex and HIV Testing., Thailand’s Official MSM Website is a hub for comprehensive information, entertainment, expert advice and online counselling for MSM in Thailand and across the globe.
For more information, see Adam’s Love Campaign.

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