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Phuket Red Cross blood drive to honor HM Queen Sirikit’s birthday



PHUKET: In honor of HM Queen Sirikit’s 79th birthday and Mother’s Day on August 12, the Phuket Regional Blood Center is hoping for an increase in donations this month.

The center has set a higher target than usual for this drive, aiming to stock up in anticipation for an increased demand for blood in the coming months.

“We received 1,568 units of blood in July, exceeding the target for that month of 1,500 units,” said Suphawan Rattanachan, an officer from the Phuket Regional Blood Center.

“However, I’m concerned that blood supplies will not be enough in September and October,” she said.

“We are anticipating the Vegetarian Festival and the semester break for schools so our target for these months is to get at least 2,000 units per month,” she explained.

On Mother’s Day, the Red Cross Society invites people in all blood groups to honor HM Queen Sirikit, the president of the Thai Red Cross Society, by donating blood at the regional blood center.

Other dates and locations of mobile clinics accepting donations in and near Phuket this month are as follows:

• Aug 8, 11am-4pm: Phuket Fantasea
• Aug 12, 9am-3pm: Phuket Regional blood center
• Aug 15, 10am-3pm: Laguna Beach Resort Phuket
• Aug 16, 1-4pm: IT City
• Aug 17, 1-4pm: The Royal Paradise Hotel Phuket
• Aug 18, 1-4pm: Patong Paragon Hotel
• Aug 19, 12am-4pm: HomePro Phuket (Chalong branch)
• Aug 20, 9am-3pm: ST HONDA, Thepkrasattri branch, Phuket
• Aug 22, 1-4pm: Westin Siray Bay Resort and Spa
• Aug 23, 11am-6pm: Jungceylon Patong
• Aug 29, 1-4pm: JW Marriott Resort and Spa
• Aug 30, 10am-3pm: Phuket Rajabhat University

Phang Nga
• Aug 11, 9-12am: Phang Nga Naval Base
• Aug 26, 9-12am: Amphur Thai Muang
• Aug 26, 1-6pm: Taimuangwittaya School
• Aug 31, 9-12am: Ratchaprachanukrue 35 School
• Aug 31, 1-4pm: Khaolak Seaview Resort and Spa

• Aug 4, 9-12am: Ammartpanicknukul School
• Aug 10, 8:30am-2pm: Red Cross Chapter of Krabi
• Aug 24, 9-12am: Kaset and Technology College
• Aug 24 ,9-12am: Amphur Nueaklong, Krabi

For more information, contact the Provincial Red Cross Chapter of Phuket at 076-251178, or the Phuket Blood Center at 076-251178.


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