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    Anyone Have Type O Negative Blood?

    Hi All,
    A friend of mine alerted me that a friend/co-worker of his is in the hospital waiting for surgery. He needs Type O Negative blood before the doctors can proceed. As O Negative is my blood type as well, I soldiered down there yesterday and donated some blood to him. We had never met, but he was so happy to see me. He is a great guy (been here 30 years!) and is in a bad situation, as Type O Negative can be given to anyone- it's universal, but he (and I) can only receive Type O Negative.
    He is at Klang Hospital near Hua Lampong MRT.
    www.klanghospital.go.th/

    Very fast and painless procedure. I went with my Thai wife and she and his Thai wife hit it off immediatley...it would take 2 hours TOPS out of your day.
    Please respond here or PM me.
    Thanks to all!
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    I don't even know what blood group I am.

    I will go find out later in the week though. I need to go to Hua Lampong too

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    ^ I also don't know but have had infectious hepatitis (now called Hepatitis A) and was told not to give blood.

    Not much help but I would if I could.

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    It's pretty rare. Only 7% of the population of a Caucasian country will be "universal donors" with type O- blood.
    Still.....that shouldn't stop you finding out your blood group.

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    ^ Too true! God forbid something happens and you are attended to by medics, they will probably ask first "what is your blood type?" Important info to have about yourself. When talking w/ the man I donated to, 1 of his attending doctors suggested donating his own blood at the Red Cross locally and stockpiling it for himself. I might actually do the same thing!

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    Quote Originally Posted by VocalNeal View Post
    Not much help but I would if I could.
    Your new avatar helped me snicker a fair bit. The sheer raw, unabashed lust of it...


    I'm in BKK, but my blood is O positive.

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    I have O neg blood.

    it would take 2 hours TOPS out of your day.
    Wanna bet?

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    ^ I went there yesterday! Took longer because I spoke w/ the patient for a long time (he is also from America), but for draw the blood donation- no time at all. 1 sheet of paper, no I.D. or formalities (maybe because they know he needs the blood, I dunno).
    So, yes, I bet u P.H.- How much you puttin on the table?

    But seriously, if u can help, PLEASE PM or we'll talk more here!
    Thanks!
    Jon

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    Thanks for the responses guys, but let me be more specific (and get back on track): this is for anyone based IN Bangkok.
    Thanks!

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    Anybody with O- blood, who lives in bangkok, and reads this will naturally know how important it is to donate, being in the same situation themselves, and will probably come forward.

    This is a good a place as any to ask.

    Good luck.

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    I will pop into Klang Hospital later in the week and give blood, slim chance being O Neg I see with only 7 % having it. But here's hoping

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    Guys, I just got off the phone with the gentleman. He is one of my oldest and closest friends in Thailand. He still needs blood badly. He said several people had given but it was O+. He cant have the operation he needs without the blood.

    He is now stable and feeling better and is strong enough for the operation. Since the blood center at Klang hospital is closed for the weekend, you can go to any Red Cross outlet and donate. They will all be open tomorrow for the queens birthday as she is the patron of the Thai Red Cross.

    If you can go its for Allen Carpenter in Klang Hospital in Bangkok. Thanks for all the help and I cant give as I am O+. Thanks so very much all.
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    Thank you AO for posting! I didn't realize you two are friends...I am still trying other things- asking near my apt. etc. maybe even Craigslist, who knows!
    Again, Thanks!

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    Its on Thai PBS, Facebook, and the US embassy is helping. Lots of support.

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    I am going to try and visit tomorrow. Going by to see his wife and kids now on my way to Foodland. We live in the same muban, he is in the townhouses and I am in the single houses.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aging one View Post
    you can go to any Red Cross outlet and donate. They will all be open tomorrow for the queens birthday as she is the patron of the Thai Red Cross.
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    Anyone give any information as to where these can be found - no idea and I live somewhat outside bangkok

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    Quote Originally Posted by aging one
    Since the blood center at Klang hospital is closed for the weekend, you can go to any Red Cross outlet and donate. They will all be open tomorrow for the queens birthday as she is the patron of the Thai Red Cross.

    If you can go its for Allen Carpenter in Klang Hospital in Bangkok. Thanks for all the help and I cant give as I am O+. Thanks so very much all.
    Cheers for that AO. I didn't realise you could specify who to donate blood to.

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    Near Bangkok or beyond, I dunno yet but found this:

    National Blood Center | Welcome to The Thai Red Cross Society

    At present, there are many blood service units of National Blood Service Branches, Provincial Red Cross Chapters, Blood Service Branches in hospitals in the provinces, and National Blood Service Branches in Bangkok. Blood services by the National Blood Service are offered in Bangkok at:
    1. Bhumibol Adulyadej Hospital.
    2. Somdejprapinklao Hospital
    3. Institute of Pathology, Pramongkutklao Medicine Center
    4. Police Hospital
    5. Ramathibodi Hospital
    6. Vajira Hospital

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dillinger
    Cheers for that AO. I didn't realise you could specify who to donate blood to.
    Allen himself told me that this morning. I had no idea either. Cheers and thanks all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aging one View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Dillinger
    Cheers for that AO. I didn't realise you could specify who to donate blood to.
    Allen himself told me that this morning. I had no idea either. Cheers and thanks all.
    Any deadline on this? It was just pointed out that the blood centers will be heaving tomorrow with everyone going to make merit.

    Is Tuesday a possability?

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    Nid, Allen needs it asap as he is just incurring bills waiting for surgery. I have now just had it confirmed another of our ajarns Ian who is in hospital with lung and respiratory problems is also O-. He is in worse shape than the one who needs the operation.

    Thanks larv, anybody that can please do take just a little time out and give a little blood. This in all honesty would be a life saving donation. Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aging one View Post
    Nid, Allen needs it asap as he is just incurring bills waiting for surgery.
    yeah - I do understand. Just worry that with tomorrow being the Q's birthday the blood places are going to be heaving and the donation will get lost amongst a pile of others. I would have been happier dropping by the hospital to make sure it ended up in the right place...

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    Do what you can mate, if he has had the operation they can still keep and freeze the blood or we can have it arranged to go to the other gentleman in need.

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    I would have loved to help your friend but unfortunately, I'm a different group.
    I was a regular blood donor when I lived in the UK. When I asked about giving blood over here I was told that people who were resident in the UK during the CJD (Mad Cow Disease) crisis, were not able to donate.
    Is this still true?
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    Quote Originally Posted by jaiyenyen
    Is this still true? ____________
    I doubt if they would check that. Thanks for the thoughts.

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