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Phuket Blood Center calls for donations



PHUKET: The Phuket Regional Blood Center run by the Thai Red Cross is calling for blood donations, especially of blood types A-, B- and AB-.

“After the Seven Days of Danger [national road safety campaign] over the new year, we do not have enough to support the patients at Bangkok Hospital Phuket,” said Pornthip Rattajak, acting director of the center.

The blood types most in need are A-, B- and AB-, she added.

“These blood groups are more commonly found among foreigners than Thais, and are needed to help people injured in road accidents. We currently have only three regular donors of A-, three for B- and two for AB- who we can call on,” said Miss Porthip.

Stocks of blood types O+, A+, B+ and AB+ are adequate for now, but donations of these types are still welcome she added.

The Blood Center is open as follows:

– Mondays and Wednesdays, from 8:30am to 4:30pm (no break for lunch)

– Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 8:30 am to 8pm (no break for lunch)

– Saturdays, Sundays and Public Holidays, from 9am to 3pm

To bolster blood stocks, mobile blood collection clinics will accept donations at the following locations and times this month:


January 17, 10am to 3pm: Dusit Thani Laguna Phuket, Cherng Talay

January 20, 10am to 3pm: Prince of Songkla University, Phuket Campus, Kathu

January 24, 10am to 3pm: Robinson at Jungceylon, Patong

January 26, 1pm to 4pm: Radisson Plaza Resort, Cape Panwa

January 27, noon to 5 pm: Administration Building, Phuket International Airport, Mai Khao

January 29, 1pm to 4pm: Phuket International Hospital

January 30, 11 am to 7 pm: Big C (on the bypass road)


January 14, 8:30am to noon: Kanjanaphisek School, Krabi

January 19, 10am to 2pm: Amphur Plai Phraya, Krabi

For more information call the blood center at 076-251178.


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