PRBC Director Pornthip Rattajak told the Gazette her agency hopes the drive will help the center stock up its supply of rare Rhesus negative (Rh-) blood types that are far more common among Caucasians than Asians.
“Now we have more than 30 foreigners who have Rh-negative blood type registered with us. We normally set up a booth at Immigration every Monday for foreigners to donate,” said Ms Pornthip.
In the case of foreigners with Rh-negative blood types, they are asked to provide their address and contact information so that they can be contacted in emergency situations.
The clinic will run from 9am to 3pm at Phuket Immigration, located on Phuket Road near Saphan Hin.
The full PRBC mobile blood donation clinic program for this month:
August 2, Tesco Lotus Phuket, 2pm to 7pm
August 3, Tesco Lotus Phuket, 2pm to 7pm
August 8, Centara Grand Beach Resort Phuket (Karon), 1pm to 4pm
August 9, Phuket Immigration, 9am to 3pm
August 14, Near SCB bank branch, Big C Supercenter, 12pm to 7pm
August 21, Andaman Canesia Phuket, 1pm to 4pm
August 22, Jungceylon Patong, 12pm to 6pm
August 24, Rajabhat Phuket University, 10am to 3pm
August 27, Banyan Tree Resort, Cherng Talay, 10am to 3pm
August 29, Honda Showroom, Chao Fa branch, 10am to 3pm
August 31, HomePro Village, Chalong, 12pm to 4pm
Donations can also be made at the PRBC at Saphan Hin.
Monday-Wednesday-Friday: 8:30am – 4:30pm
Tuesday-Thursday: 8:30am to 8pm
Saturday and Sunday: 9 am to 3 pm.
The center is open for donations every day of the year except January 1.
For more information contact the Phuket Regional Blood Center at Tel: 076-251178, extension 2.
— Chutharat Plerin
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