Urgent call for O-negative blood to save Norwegian man

PHUKET: The Phuket Regional Blood Center is calling for urgent donations of O-negative blood in order to save the life of a Norwegian man in the intensive care unit (ICU) at Bangkok Hospital Phuket.

“The hospital said they need three units of O-negative to save the patient’s life,” PRBC Chief Pornthip Rattajak told the Phuket Gazette this afternoon.

“We have none of this blood in stock.”

The man, 37, is suffering from anemia, Ms Pornthip explained, but added she knew no further details about the man or what had caused him to be admitted to Bangkok Hospital’s ICU.

Donors are asked to call the PRBC at 076-251178 ext 2.

Ms Pornthip urged people of all blood types to step up and donate.

“Besides O-negative blood, we need to replenish our stocks of all blood types, Rh-positive and Rh-negative,” she said.

“We are running out of stock.”

To read the Phuket Gazette’s Special Report “Donation denial leaves blood in short supply”, click here.

— Chutharat Plerin

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