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Phuket Red Cross launches March mobile donation mission

Legacy Phuket Gazette

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PHUKET: The Red Cross Society in Phuket has announced its upcoming mobile donation clinic schedule for the month of March in hopes of restoring essential blood stocks.

“We currently only have 20 units of blood type A, 120 units of type B, 190 units of type O and 50 units of type AB,” said Chief Pornthip Rattajak of the Phuket Regional Blood Center (PRBC).

“We need to maintain a minimum supply of 170 units of A, B, and O blood types and we are always in need of more Rhesus-negative blood.”

The PRBC often calls on Phuket residents to donate blood that could save the life of both locals and foreigners.

Most recently, an urgent call for Rh-negative blood was made for a local teacher, Dean Jackson, after he broke his leg in a motorbike accident. Donors stepped forward and provided enough blood for doctors to be able to carry out the necessary surgery to repair his fractured leg (story here).

To help replenish dwindling stocks, the mobile donation clinics will take place on the following dates:

March 13: Jungceylon (Patong), Midday-6pm

March 14: In front of Hoteltravel.com (Choktip Villa Village, Chalong), 1pm-4pm

March 18: Dusit Thani Laguna Phuket (Cherng Talay), 10am-3pm

March 20: Prince of Songkla University (Kathu), 10am-3pm

March 21: Wangtalang Jewelry (Wichit), 11am-4pm

March 25: Tesco Lotus Extra, (bypass road), 11am-4pm

March 26: Tesco Lotus Extra, (bypass road), 11am-4pm

March 27: Central Festival Phuket, (bypass road), Midday-6pm

March 31: Makro (Wichit Songkram Road, Wichit), 1pm-4pm

— Waritnan Aoming

 

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