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Phuket Red Cross calls for A, B, Rh- blood donations

Legacy Phuket Gazette

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PHUKET: The Phuket Red Cross is calling for people across the island to join its Valentine’s Day blood drive to help replenish dwindling stocks at the blood bank in Phuket Town.

The Phuket Regional Blood Center (PRBC), often called upon to save the lives of Thais and foreigners in urgent need of medical help, is low on stocks of blood types A and B, and has zero stock of Rhesus-negative blood.

“We have only 200 units of A and B blood types on hand,” said PRBC acting chief Pornthip Rattajak

“We have no supplies at all of Rhesus-negative blood groups. We especially need them,” she said.

To help replenish supplies, the PRBC is holding a Valentine’s Day blood drive from February 14-17 at their offices in Saphan Hin (map here).

“There are many people in the hospital waiting for blood. Our goal is to have 3,000 units of blood in stock so we will be able to supply blood to hospitals in Phuket and nearby provinces. Right now we have only 500 units,” Ms Pornthip said.

The PRBC accepts donations on an ongoing basis throughout the year.

The center’s is open:
– Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 8:30am to 4:30pm
– Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8:30am to 8pm
– Saturday and Sunday from 9am to 3pm.

For more information contact the PRBC (Tel: 076-251178. Email: phuketrbc@yahoo.com).

— Orawin Narabal

 

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