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PHUKET: The Phuket Regional Blood Center is calling for urgent blood donations, especially of types A- and O-.

Pornthip Ratthajak, director of the Red Cross Phuket Regional Blood Center, said the blood was needed for two emergency cases: a leukemia patient at Bangkok Hospital Phuket and a Danish road accident victim at Vachira Phuket Hospital who desperately needs O-.

In this emergency case, donations can also be made at the Vachira Hospital Blood Bank on the hospital’s 4th floor.

The Blood Center is also giving away heart-shaped souvenir gift boxes in the hope of getting people to donate blood on Valentine’s Day, she said.

The Blood Center is open as follows:

– 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)

To bolster blood stocks, mobile blood collection clinics will also accept donations at the following locations and times this month:

February 14: 9am to 3 pm, Phuket Wittayalai School

February 15: noon to 5pm, HomePro Chalong branch

February 16: 9pm to 3pm, Phuket Technical College

February 21: 1am to 4pm, Radi Medical Systems, Thalang

February 22: 9am to 3pm, Phuket Vocational College, Saphan Hin

February 23: noon to 5pm, Bangkok Phuket Hospital

February 24: 11am to 5pm, Jungceylon, Patong

February 25: 1pm to 4pm, Mission Hospital, Rassada

February 27: 11am to 7pm, Big C Supercenter, Wichit

 

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