Phuket blood center needs donors for New Year

PHUKET: A New Year blood drive will start tapping veins to save lives on December 24, and will run to January 6 at the Phuket Regional Blood Center (PRBC).

With the national road safety campaign of the deadly “Seven Days of Danger” just around the corner, anyone who wants to boost their karma as they head into the new year is invited to stop by the PRBC office in Saphan Hin, Phuket Town, and donate blood.

“We need all blood types, but we need especially those with Rhesus-negative [Rh-] blood groups to step forward. We just don’t have enough Rh- blood,” said Pornthip Rattajak, Acting Chief of Phuket Regional Blood Center.

“We especially need blood as the new year approaches because there are many people visiting the island during that time, which increases the likelihood of more road accidents taking place – we need to be prepared,” she said.

Every donor will receive a 2013 calendar from Channel 3 as a thank-you gift, she added.

Donations can be made at the PRBC Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 8:30am to 4:30pm; Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8:30am to 8pm; and on Saturday and Sunday from 9am to 3pm.

The PRBC will be closed on January 1.

For more information contact the PRBC:
38/193 Rattanakosin 200 Years Road,
Taladnua, Muang, Phuket 83000
Tel: 076-251178. Fax. 076-250185

— Orawin Narabal

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