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Family of Canadian man repeats urgent call for blood donations

Family of Canadian man repeats urgent call for blood donations

PHUKET: The family of a Canadian man injured in a Phuket motorbike accident last week have repeated their call for urgent blood donations so that doctors can perform critical operations.

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By Tanyaluk Sakoot

Monday 9 May 2016, 12:03PM


Urgent donations of A-negative or O-negative blood are needed for Canadian David Connelly, who suffered critical injuries in a motorbike accident in Patong last Wednesday.

Urgent donations of A-negative or O-negative blood are needed for Canadian David Connelly, who suffered critical injuries in a motorbike accident in Patong last Wednesday.

David Connelly, 41, remains in the Intensive Care Unit at Bangkok Hospital Phuket after he was seriously injured in a collision with a 10-wheeled truck in Patong at 8:30pm last Wednesday (May 4).

His family made an urgent plea for donations of Type A Rh-negative and Type O Rh-negative blood on Thursday. (See story here.)

“He is now conscious but doctors cannot operate because they are waiting for the necessary blood stock,” a family member told The Phuket News this morning (May 9).

“His internal organs, including his lungs and kidneys, have suffered serious damage. Also, his shoulder and pelvis are shattered.”

Donors are urged to make their donations at the Phuket Regional Blood Centre, or at the Blood Bank at Vachira Phuket Hospital.

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To make sure donations are dedicated to Mr Connelly, specify the donations are for patient code HN05-16-016358 at Bangkok Hospital.

The Regional Blood Centre is located next to the Phuket Provincial Employment Office near Saphan Hin (see map), or call 076-251178 or the centre’s hotline 1285 for more information.

As today is a public holiday (Royal Ploughing Ceremony Day), the blood centre is open from 9am to 3pm today.

The centre’s regular hours are from 8:30am to 4:30pm on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, and from 8:30am to 8pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays. On Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays, the centre is open from 9am-3pm.

The Blood Bank at Vachira Hospital (Tel: 076-361234), located on Yaowarat Rd in Phuket Town, operates the same regular hours.

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Nasa12 | 09 May 2016 - 14:41:21

Sorry but a have b+ but i hope every thing be ok, if you don`t drunk driving David.A put on my face Book  and Skype, god luck man.

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