Connect with us

Phuket

Urgent call for more A- blood for injured Briton in Phuket

Legacy Phuket Gazette

Published 

 on 

PHUKET: Vachira Phuket Hospital has appealed for more blood donations of A-negative blood in order to continue treatment for British national Marc Harrington, 66 years old.

Mr Harrington was admitted to the hospital for a head injury sustained in a motorbike accident on June 22 (story here).

“The doctors fear that Mr Harrington will go into shock if we are not able to provide enough blood,” a nurse at Vachira Hospital’s Neurosurgical Procedures Department said.

“Despite an operation two weeks ago, he still is not responding any better to stimuli, and he is suffering from internal bleeding. Mr Harrington is still on assisted-breathing apparatus and also has a low platelet count. He is in a dangerous condition,” she said.

“We have only a single unit of A- blood in our blood bank. That is not enough. We urgently need more A- blood to continue treatment for Mr Harrington,” the nurse added.

Anyone wishing to donate blood can contact the Phuket Regional Blood Center (PRBC), which performs life-saving services for Thais and foreigners across Phuket.

The center accepts donations at their headquarters on Rattanakosin 200 Year Road, next to Phuket Provincial Employment Office in Saphan Hin. For more information, contact the PRBC at 076-251178 or by email at phuketrbc@yahoo.com.

— Irfarn Jamdukor

 

Want more Thailand news from the Thaiger family?

📱 Download our app on Android or iOS for instant updates on your mobile
📝️ Join the conversation on Thaiger Talk - discuss news & life in our Thailand forums
📧 Subscribe to our daily email newsletter
👍 Like/Follow us on Facebook
🔔 Subscribe to or Join our YouTube channel for daily video updates

image

Join the conversation and have your say on Thailand news published on The Thaiger.

Thaiger Talk is our new Thaiger Community where you can join the discussion on everything happening in Thailand right now.

Please note that articles are not posted to the forum instantly and can take up to 20 min before being visible. Click for more information and the Thaiger Talk Guidelines.

Archiving articles from the Phuket Gazette circa 1998 - 2017. View the Phuket Gazette online archive and Digital Gazette PDF Prints.

Follow Thaiger by email:

Transport3 hours ago

Thai Airways rehabilitation plan accepted by Bankruptcy Court

Thailand3 hours ago

Thailand News Today | PM apologises, vaccine delays, Pattaya sandbox? and sharks | June 16

Coronavirus (Covid-19)3 hours ago

Restaurants request easing of Covid-19 rules and financial aid

Phuket Sandbox July 1st

days
hours
minutes
seconds

Thaiger is getting behind local businesses for the restart of tourism in July - up to 50% discounts across all advertising packages in June!

Sponsored by image

Thailand3 hours ago

Isaan farmer and son electrocuted and killed by wire fence in rice field

Thailand4 hours ago

Another data breach: Info leaked on Bangkok Immigration website

Crime5 hours ago

Krabi men arrested after TikTok video of a shark shot and killed goes viral

Thailand6 hours ago

Thailand’s FDA doesn’t approve Russia’s Sputnik V vaccine, cites missing data

Best of6 hours ago

Top 8 Things to do in Krabi

Thailand6 hours ago

Thai government apologises for data leak, blames “temporary glitch”

Coronavirus (Covid-19)8 hours ago

6 school closed after infections are found

Coronavirus (Covid-19)8 hours ago

Wednesday Covid Update: 2,331 new cases; provincial totals

Best of9 hours ago

Top 5 Meditation Centres and Retreats in Thailand

Phuket9 hours ago

Thai police chief donates 100,000 baht to Phuket man shot by a drunk officer

Coronavirus (Covid-19)9 hours ago

Covid-19, food delivery brings rise in plastic and infectious waste

Thailand9 hours ago

Renowned Thai doctor cautions against letting tourists avoid 14 day quarantine

Thailand3 months ago

Thailand News Today | Thai Airways in rehab, All go for Songkran | March 4

Tourism4 months ago

Phuket’s nightlife. Yes, bars and clubs are still open | VIDEO

Phuket4 months ago

Thailand News Today | Covid passport talks, Thai Airways heads to court | March 2

Tourism4 months ago

Phuket Thai food treats you need to try | VIDEO

Thailand4 months ago

Thailand News Today | Bars, pubs and restaurants ‘sort of’ back to normal | Feb 23

Tourism4 months ago

In search of Cat & Dog Cafés in Phuket Town | VIDEO

Thailand5 months ago

Thailand News Today | Gambling crackdown, Seafood market to reopen, Vlogger challenge | Jan 21

Thailand5 months ago

Thailand News Today | Covid testing for visas, Business impact, Vaccine approval | January 19

Thailand5 months ago

Thailand News Today | Weekend Bangkok bombs, Thailand fires, Covid update | January 18

Thailand5 months ago

Thailand News Today | Stray car on runway, Indonesian quake, 300 baht tourist fee | January 15

Thailand5 months ago

Thailand News Today | Governor off respirator, sex-trafficking arrest, condo prices falling | January 14

Thailand5 months ago

Thailand News Today | Chinese vaccine, Thailand ‘drug hub’, Covid update | January 13

Thailand5 months ago

Thailand News Today | Bangkok may ease restrictions, Phuket bar curfew, Vaccine roll out | January 12

Thailand5 months ago

Thailand News Today | Covid latest, Cockfights closed down, Bryde’s Whale beached | January 11

Thailand5 months ago

Thailand News Today | Southern floods, Face mask fines, Thai Air Asia woes | January 8

Trending