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Phuket Blood Center stocks up for Songkran



PHUKET: The Phuket Regional Blood Center (PRBC) wants to boost its blood reserves to prepare for higher demand during the Songkran Festival.

“We maintain a daily minimum stock of 200 units of A, B and O blood types, and 20 units of Rhesus-negative blood, but during the Songkran Festival we anticipate more accidents and more people needing blood, so we want to have an additional 50 units of A, B and O on hand,” said PRBC staff Watou O-ar.

The blood center accepts donations at their headquarters on Rattanakosin 200 Year Road, next to Phuket Provincial Employment Office in Saphan Hin (map here), at the following days and times:

– Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays: from 8:30am to 4:30pm (no break for lunch)

– Tuesdays and Thursdays: from 8:30 am to 8pm (no break for lunch)

– Saturdays, Sundays and Public Holidays: from 9am to 3pm (no break for lunch)

PRBC will also be operating their mobile blood donation clinic in April, at the following places and times:

April 1: La Flora Resort (Patong), 1pm-4pm

April 5: Tesco Lotus Phuket (bypass road), in front of Pizza Company, Midday-7pm

April 9: Swissotel Resort Phuket (Kamala), Kamala Room (2nd floor), 1pm-4pm

April 9: Tesco Lotus Phuket (bypass road), In front of Homepro, Midday-7pm

April 10: JW Marriott Resort and Spa Phuket (Mai Khao), 1pm-4pm

April 10: Tesco Lotus Phuket (bypass road), In front of Homepro, Midday-7pm

April 17: Phuket Provincial Court (Phuket Town), 9am-midday

April 17: PPAO Hospital (Rassada), Administration room (3rd floor), 10am-3pm

April 19: Hilton Arcadia Resort and Spa Phuket (Karon), Coconut grove room, 1pm-4pm

April 22: Duangjitt Resort (Patong), 10am-3pm

April 23: Amora Beach Resort (Bang Tao), 1pm-4pm

April 24: The Front Village Resort Phuket (Karon), 1pm-4pm

April 25: Phuket International Airport, 10am-4pm

April 28: Big C supercenter (bypass road), 2pm-9pm

April 29: Jungceylon shopping center (Patong), Robinson department store, 10am-3pm

April 30: Moevenpick Resort and Spa (Karon), 1pm-4pm

April 30: Centara Karon Resort Phuket (Karon), 1pm-4pm

For more information contact the PRBC (Tel: 076-251178. Email:

— Saran Mitrarat


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