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11th Jan 2016

Family Of Critical Graduate In Thailand Make Urgent Appeal To Western Travellers

Lucy Hill is in urgent need of a blood transfusion

Megan Cassidy

The family of critical graduate Lucy Hill have issued an urgent appeal to Western travellers who may be able to donate vital blood.

Gap-year student Lucy arrived in Bangkok just days before a collision which saw her end up critical condition in hospital.

The 21-year-old from Greater Manchester was rushed to Rajavej Chiang Mai Hospital after a vehicle, which was reportedly on the wrong side of the road, collided with her moped.

Lucy urgently needs transfusions, but there is a shortage of “A negative” blood in Thailand as doctors say fewer than one per cent of Thai people have this blood type.

Her family and friends have launched a social media campaign to find Western travellers or ex-pats who may be able to help.

Lucy’s dad Phil Hill told the Manchester Evening News: “It is my daughter, you would do anything for your own child. We want her to be well. As soon as she gets home the better, not knowing is hard.”

Anybody who believes they could help Lucy is asked to attend Maharaja Nakorn Chiang Mai Hospital for a blood test.

The donor must make it clear the blood must be transferred to Lucy Hill at Rajavej Chiang Mai Hospital.

A crowdfunding page has also been set up to raise cash to pay for treatment and to support her family.

Anybody wishing to make a donation can visit

Lead image courtesy of BBC