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Phuket blood center seeks Songkran stocks



PHUKET: The Phuket Regional Blood Center run by the Thai Red Cross has announced the dates and locations of its mobile blood donation clinics in Phuket and the Andaman Coast region this month.

Center director Pornthip Rattajak thanked those who responded to an emergency call for negative blood types last month.

There are currently no shortages, but the center wants to build up stocks of all blood types in the run-up to the Songkran Festival holiday period, when demand for blood peaks due to an increase in accidents, Mrs Pornthip said.

The dates and times of the clinics in Phuket are as follows:

March 11: 9am to 3pm: British International School, Koh Kaew

March 14: 1am to 4pm: Diamond Cliff Resort, Patong

March 15: 10am to 3pm: Labor Court, Damrong Road, Phuket Town

March 16: Noon to 6pm: Central Festival Phuket:

March 18: 1pm to 4pm: Absolute Phuket Hotel, Patong

March 21: 1pm to 4pm: Andaman Cannacia Resort, Kata

March 25: 1pm to 4pm: Banthai Beach Resort, Patong

March 27: 11am to 7pm: Big C Supercenter, bypass road, Wichit

March 28: 10am to 3pm: Duangjitt Resort, Patong

March 29: 10am to 2pm: Phanason Parkville, Kathu

March 30: 1am to 4pm: Centara Karon Resort, Karon

Other March clinics in nearby provinces include:


March 10: 9am to noon: Honda Showroom, Takuapa

March 17: 9am to noon: Khuraburi District Office

March 31: 9am to noon: Agriculture Group Center, Khok Kloy

March 31: 1pm to 4pm: Takua Thung District office


March 9: 9am to noon: Muang District Office

March 23: 9am to noon: Phanom District Office

March 23: 9am to 2pm: Big C Supercenter

Donations can also be made at the Phuket Regional Blood Center on the following days and times.

– 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 (no break for lunch)

For more information contact the center, which is located in the government complex area near Saphan Hin (38/193 Rattanakosin 200 Pi Road, Phuket Town; Email:; Tel: 076-251178; Fax: 076-250185).

— Stephen Fein


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