PHUKET: To mark World Red Cross Day this Sunday, a nationwide “Discover the Volunteer Within You” blood drive is calling out for blood donors in Phuket and the Andaman region.
World Red Cross Day was designated May 8 by the International Federation of the Red Cross (IFRC) and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in memory of Red Cross founder Henri Dunant, who was born on that day.
The Phuket Chapter of the Thai Red Cross Society in conjunction with the Phuket Regional Office of the National Blood Center will hold the primary drive from May 8 to 14 at the Phuket Regional Blood Center.
The center is collecting blood for patients in Ranong, Phang Nga, Krabi, Phuket, Trang and Satun provinces.
People in the O-negative blood group are particularly encouraged to donate.
In exchange for their blood, donors will receive an official World Red Cross Day pin engraved with the slogan, “Saving Lives, Changing Minds”.
For those who can’t make it to the center on the above dates, the Regional Blood Center has announced that the center’s mobile blood collection clinic will accept donations at the following locations and times:
May 4, 11am-4pm: Phuket FantaSea
May 9, 1-4pm: IT City Phuket
May 11, 1-4pm: Katathani Phuket Beach Resort
May 12, 10am-3pm: Banyan Tree Hotel
May 15, 2-7pm: Tesco Lotus
May 20, 12-5pm: Homepro, Chalong branch
May 23, 7am-3pm: Phuket Vocational College
May 24, 11am-6pm: Jungceylon, Patong
May 26, 1-4pm: JW Marriott Resort and Spa
May 27, 10am-5pm: Bangkok Phuket Hospital
May 28, 1-4pm: Benz Showroom
May 29, 4-7pm: Big C
May 31, 7am-3pm: Phuket Wittayalai School
May 19, 9am – 12pm: Plai Phraya district office
May 25, 9am-12pm: Ao Luek district
May 25, 9am-2pm: Tesco Lotus, Krabi
May 30, 9am-12pm: Ratchaprachanukro 35 School, Phang Nga
May 30, 1-4pm: Tai Muang Witaya School, Phang Nga
For more information contact the Provincial Red Cross Chapter of Phuket, call 076-251178. or the blood center (38/193, Rattanakosin 200 Pi Road, tambon Talad Nua, Muang District, Phuket, 83000) call: 076-251178 or Fax: 076-250185.
— Steven W. Layne
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