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Family of British Tourist Lucy Hill Overwhelmed as People Cue up to Give Blood in Chiang Mai

Ms Hill is in a "critical but stable" condition in hospital following the transfusion

Ms Hill is in a “critical but stable” condition in hospital following the transfusion

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CHIANG MAI -Lucy Hill, 21, the injured backpacker who inspired hundreds of people to donate blood at a Rajavej Chiang Mai Hospital is out of immediate danger.

After undergoing several operations, the Rajavej Hospital told Lucy Hill’s best friend, Lauren Hall, that the rare A Negative blood type at the hospital had run out.

Lauren Hall campaign to help Lucy began on Trip Advisor. Lauren then took her pleas to Facebook. Less than one percent of Thai people have A negative blood, which led Hall to plea to western tourists in Thailand to come forward.

Since the post was shared, there have been reports of hundreds people queuing outside Rajavej Hospital to give blood.

Lucy has been described as in a stable condition by doctors and is relying on the blood donations made over the last few days.


Liam Fenlon, left, and Thomas Stubley, right, giving blood in Thailand

Liam Fenlon, left, and Thomas Stubley, right, giving blood in Thailand


Lucy’s family have been overwhelmed by the kindness of strangers who queued up at the Rajavej Chiang Mai Hospital to donate their blood from 6am on Monday morning.

An online fundraiser has also been set up for Hill. One commenter, Mike Maitland, said on that site that he will pay for anyone in Thailand to fly domestically to Chiang Mai to donate blood.

Her friend Darren Burns wrote on his Facebook page, “She’s been my best friend for what feels like a life time and from the updates we’re getting she’s a fighter. Luce’s received the blood transfusion she needs, she’s still in intensive care but is out off immediate danger!!”

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Lucy Hill receives hundreds of blood donors in Chiang Mai

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