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PHUKET: The Phuket Regional Blood Center is asking for urgent help as Thailand is facing a nationwide blood shortage due to the political unrest in Bangkok.

Pareeya Jullaphong, corporate social responsibility project manager at Bangkok Hospital Phuket, said the National Blood Center and Red Cross Society in Bangkok are unable to distribute blood across the country as normal due to the unrest there.

The Phuket Regional Blood Center is calling on people of all blood types to make urgent donations in order to ensure adequate supplies in the six Andaman coast provinces under its responsibility: Phuket, Ranong, Phang Nga, Krabi, Trang and Satun.

Donation can be made in Phuket at any of the following locations and times:

Phuket Regional Blood Center:

Monday, Wednesday, Friday from 8:30am to 4:30pm.

Tuesday, Thursday from 8:30am to 8:00pm.

Saturday, Sunday and public holidays from 9:00am to 3:00pm.

The Phuket Regional Blood Center is near the Phuket Provincial Employment Office on Rattanakosin 200 Pi Road, Saphan Hin, Phuket Town. For more information call 076-251178 or 086-8804445.

Bangkok Phuket Hospital:

Tuesday, May 25 from 1:00pm to 3:00pm.

For more information call 1719.

Vachira Phuket Hospital:

Monday to Friday from 8:30am to 8:00pm.

Saturday, Sunday and public holidays from 8:30am to 3:00pm.

For more information call 076-361234.

— Stephen Fein

 

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