World Blood Donor Day 2009 in Phuket

PHUKET CITY: The Phuket Chapter of the Thai Red Cross Society is encouraging people to make merit by donating blood on June 14, World Blood Donor Day.

The event, organized by the Blood Bank at Vachira Phuket Hospital, will take place at Bangkok Hospital Phuket on Yaowarat Road in Phuket City starting at 1pm.

The World Health Organization (WHO) recognizes World Blood Donor Day annually on June 14, the birthday of Karl Landsteiner.

The Austrian scientist in 1900 discovered the ABO blood group system that eventually made safe blood transfusions possible and saved untold millions of lives.

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For those who cannot donate on Sunday, the blood bank at Vachira Phuket Hospital accepts donations daily Monday to Friday (8:30 am to 8 pm) and Saturday and Sunday (8:30 am to 3 pm).

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