Urgent: Blood needed to save American, 24

PHUKET: The Phuket Regional Blood Center (PRBC) has issued an urgent call for O-negative blood to save the life of a 24-year-old American woman involved in a road accident in Phuket.

"The patient is being treated at Bangkok Hospital Phuket," said PRBC Chief Pornthip Rattajak. "They have completed one operation. However, more blood is needed for a second one."

Only one unit of O-negative blood is currently available for the patient, who Pornthip declined to name. At least four units are required for the surgery.

Donations can be made at the PRBC, Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 8:30am to 4:30pm, Tuesday and Thursday, 8:30am to 8pm, and Saturday and Sunday, 9am to 3pm.