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Call for A- blood after Brit expat suffers motorbike crash head injury

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PHUKET: The Phuket blood bank at Vachira Phuket Hospital is calling for donations of A- blood following an operation on British national Marc Harrington yesterday.

Mr Harrington, 66, was admitted to hospital for a head injury sustained in a motorbike accident in Phuket on June 22.

“He underwent an operation yesterday, in which we needed to use A- blood. He is showing limited responses to stimuli and he is on assisted breathing,” a nurse at Vachira Hospital’s Neurosurgical Procedures Department confirmed.

“He had low thrombocytopenia, a low platelet count. He used to have a count of 7,000, but he is much better now with a count of about 90,000,” she added.

“We still have two units of A- blood in the bank, but it would be prudent to have more in stock, for Mr Harrington or anyone else who may need it,” the nurse said.

— Chutharat Plerin

 

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