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Urgent call for blood donors

PHUKET: The Phuket Regional Blood Center at Saphan Hin is in urgent need of blood donors for a long-term Phuket expat who cannot undergo open-heart surgery without it.

By The Phuket News

Wednesday 25 August 2021, 10:43AM

Photo: Phuket Regional Blood Center / file

Photo: Phuket Regional Blood Center / file

Peter Ferry from Glasgow, Scotland, explained to The Phuket News this morning that he is at Bangkok Hospital Phuket waiting for the blood donations so he can undergo the surgery.

Peter is 87 years old. Fluent in written and spoken Thai, he has been living in Thailand for 67 years.

Peter’s blood type is B negative (B-), which is rare in Thailand.

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He can receive blood donations from donors with blood types B- or O- only.

Any persons able to make a blood donation are urged to contact the Phuket Regional Blood Center at Saphan Hin at 076-251178 ext 2 or 081-9588854.

The center is located 8/193 Rattanakosin 200 Pi Rd near Saphan Hin (see map below).

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Kurt | 26 August 2021 - 09:52:30

@Wijns062,  Yes, I am not surprised. I was once told in the passed the same. Quite rigid if a patients life is at stake. Why not take first a blood sample of the donor and test it?  If ok, have the donor blood.  A 'no' in the phone is very funny unprofessional. Poor patient.

Wijns062 | 26 August 2021 - 09:15:05

I called there to donate my rare blood.
B neg.
They said i am to old.
Only 2 percent in the world have my type blood.
I think might be the only one in Thailand.
Googled this:
The short answer is simple. Most blood donors are proud to have been able to serve their community throughout the course of their lives, and there isn't an age limit to who can donate blood.26 jun. 2563 BE

Wijns062 | 25 August 2021 - 21:02:46

I called them.
First no english.
Second number no answer.
Then callled again.
You are to old sir....
Yes but i have b neg.
Think i am only one in thailand.....
Sorry to old??
Strange i tried to save somebodys live.


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