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Phuket Red Cross calls for blood donations to help Bangkok flood victims

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PHUKET: The Phuket Regional Blood Center (PRBC) is asking for increased donations for November as parts of Thailand experience the worst flooding in half a century.

“Due to the floods in Bangkok, the National Blood Center had a shortage of blood at the beginning of the month. The center normally receives about 1,500 units of blood daily from donors, but it went down to less than half that – about 600 units per day,” said PRBC Acting Director Pornthip Rattajak.

“We had some celebrities help us with public relations and a lot of people responded by making donations – for about a week, we had 2,500 units of blood donated daily. Now it’s back to normal.

“With the floods continuing, we still need blood and we hope that the PRBC can collect more. Many local schools and other organizations that never did so before have asked for us to set up our mobile clinics on their property. We’re very thankful for that,” Ms Pornthip added

The PRBC is open for walk-in donations on Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 8:30am to 4:30pm; Tuesday and Thursday from 8:30am to 8pm; and Saturday and Sunday from 9am to 3pm.

The mobile clinics for the November blood drive are at the following locations and times:

Phuket

November 14, 1pm to 4pm, Kata Beach Resort, Phuket

November 15, 1pm to 4pm, Evason Phuket & Bon Island

November 18, 10am to 3pm, Phuket City Municipality

November 18, 12pm to 4pm, HomePro Chalong

November 21, 10am to 4pm, Banyan Tree Phuket

November 23, 12pm to 6pm, Jungceylon shopping center Patong

November 27, 2pm to 7pm, Big C Super Center

November 29, 10am to 3pm, Phuket Wittayalai School

Phang Nga

November 17, 9am to 12pm, Satree Phang Nga School

November 17, 9am to 12pm, Dibuk Phang Nga School

November 25, 9am to 12pm, Thai Muang District Office

November 25, 1:30pm to 4pm, Thai Muang Wittaya School

November 30, 9am to 12pm, Takuapa Sana Nukul School

November 30, 12pm to 4pm, Ratchaprachanukrue 35 School

Krabi

November 16, 9am to 12pm, Alueekprachason School

November 16, 9am to 2pm, Krabi Police Station

November 22, 9am to 12pm, Plai Phraya Wittayakhom School

November 22, 9am to 12pm, Plai Phraya district office

— Chutharat Plerin

 

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