British traveller seeks blood donors

January 11, 2016 11:30 pm

 

Family
and friends of a young traveller injured in a car accident are
making a global appeal for blood donors. Photo / iStock

Family and friends of a young British traveller injured in a car
accident in the Thai city of Chiang Mai are making a global appeal for
blood donors.
Lucy Hill, 21, was critically injured when a car
and her moped collided on Saturday local time – six days after she
arrived in the country.
Fellow Brit Lauren Hall, who had been
travelling with Miss Hill, said her friend was in a “critical condition”
at Rajavej Hospital in Chiang Mai.
The Leeds Beckett University
graduate had undergone brain, pelvic and leg surgery that had left her
in need of blood. But Miss Hall said there was a shortage of A negative
blood in Thailand.
“There is no blood left for her in the hospital at the moment.”
So far Miss Hall’s post has been shared thousands of times.
Miss
Hall said the response so far has been “fantastic” with lots of expats
coming in to offer blood. However, she said it was too early to say if
this was enough.

She urged anyone with A negative blood or O negative blood who wanted to donate to go to Maharaj Nakorn Chiang Mai Hospital.
Anyone donating needed to stipulate the blood was to go to Lucy Anne Hill at Rajavej Hospital.
So far $4212 has been raised to help pay Lucy’s medical bills.

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