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PRBC seeks blood donations for monsoon season

Legacy Phuket Gazette

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PHUKET: The Phuket Regional Blood Center (PRBC) is calling for all qualified island residents to donate blood as the monsoon season – and the dangerous road conditions that come with it – rolls in.

PRBC Chief Pornthip Rattajak said the month-long blood drive is being held to replenish blood supplies for the southwest monsoon season and in acknowledgment of World Red Cross Day on May 8.

“Currently we have 500 units of blood on hand,” Ms Pornthip said. “However, we would like to have as much as possible for the upcoming rainy season, as we are likely to have more accidents occur during that time.”

She said the blood type most needed is Rhesus-negative (see Special Report here).

“We would like to invite all students to participate, as they are generally the largest population of blood donors,” Ms Pornthip added.

Those interested in donating blood can do so at one of the mobile donation clinics that will be set up around the island. Dates and locations are as follows:

May 1: Tesco Lotus Phuket (in front of Uniqlo), Muang, Phuket, 12pm-6pm

May 7: King Carl Kustaf room (3rd floor) Bangkok Phuket Hospital, Muang, Phuket, 1pm-5pm

May 8: Phuket Regional Blood Center, Muang, Phuket (World Red Cross Day), 8:30am-4:30pm
Property Care Services (Thailand) Ltd (Southern branch), Kathu, Phuket, 10am-2pm

May 11: Anantara Phuket Layan Resort and Spa, Thalang, Phuket, 1pm-4pm

May 14: Toyota Pearl Phuket Company (car spa), Muang, Phuket, 10am-4pm

May 15: Homepro Village (Chalong branch), Muang, Phuket, 12pm-4pm

May 19: Phuket Panwa Beach Front Resort, Muang, Phuket, 1pm-4pm

May 21: Srinagarindra the Princess Mother School, Muang, Phuket, 9am-3pm

May 26: Chengtalay Sub-district Administrative Organization (OrBorTor), Thalang, Phuket, 10am-3pm
Anupas and Family Company (Honda Showroom, Chaofa branch), Muang, Phuket,
10am-3pm

May 28: Phuket Wittayalai School, Muang, Phuket, 9am-3pm

May 31: PPAO Hospital (in front of OPD), Muang, Phuket, 9am-12pm.

The PRBC is open on Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 8:30am-4:30pm; on Tuesday and Thursday from 8:30am-8:00pm; and on Saturday, Sunday and holidays from 9am-3:00pm.

For more information, contact the PRBC at 076-251178, or send an email to: phuketrbc@yahoo.com.

— Thanaphon Phromthong

 

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