PHUKET: Several blood donors were turned away from Bangkok Hospital Phuket yesterday, even though a Norwegian man in the intensive care unit there was in dire need of the blood.

“We would like to thank them, but please be informed that Bangkok Hospital does not collect blood donations – not even for emergencies,” Corporate Social Responsibility Project Manager Pareeya Jullaphong told the Phuket Gazette this morning.

“We rely on the Phuket Regional Blood Center and the Vachira Phuket Hospital blood bank to provide blood.