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Foreigners urged to give blood at Phuket Immigration



PHUKET: The Phuket Regional Blood Center (PRBC) will host a special blood donation drive at Phuket Immigration Headquarters on August 9 to honor the 80th birthday of HM The Queen three days later.

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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