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The Central Blood Register (CBR) is a voluntary register for people willing to donate Rhesus Negative blood in the event of an emergency. The CBR aims to help coordinate between the demand, donors and the Thai Red Cross blood bank. Any hospital, organization or individual can approach the CBR 24 hours per day, 7 days a week.
Rhesus Negative (Rh-) blood is very rare among Thai people so the Thai Red Cross Blood Bank sometimes does not have adequate stores of Rh- blood when it is urgently needed.  The Central Blood Register is a resource for Embassies, other hospitals, the Thai Red Cross and individuals to call when Rh- blood is needed.  Calls can then be made to the volunteers on the list to look for an eligible and available donor.  Registered donors can be removed from the list at any time.
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Variant Creutzfeldt Jacob Disease

Mad Cow Disease – BSE – TSE – Variant Creutzfeldt Jacob Disease;
And what does it has to do with blood donations?

Variant Creutzfeldt Jacob Disease (vCJD) is classified as a Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathy (TSE) and first described in 1996.

Patients and laboratory animal studies have shown that vCJD can be transmitted through transfusion. Therefore some countries, including Thailand, prohibit donations of blood from people who have resided in the UK between 1980 and 1996 for several months (more than 6 month in Thailand).
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RH- The rare blood type

What is this ABO anyway?

Blood transfusions date back to the middle ages where first attempts were unsuccessful, but due to modern medicine and extensive research blood donations are now a standard procedure.
In the beginning of the 19th century four different blood types were discovered. Later, in the middle of the 19th century, the Rhesus factor, another antigen (protein) covering the red blood cells, was found in the Rhesus Macaque (monkey) and named after it. Depending on the existence of the antigen the blood group is divided into Rhesus factor positive or negative. In middle Europe 85% have the antigen, and have Rhesus positive blood, 15% are Rhesus negative. In Asia the ratio is very different with only 1% of the population having Rhesus negative blood (rh-); in fact only 0.3% of Thais are rh-.
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