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People flock to donate blood after British tourist is injured in moped accident

Lucy Hill has a rare blood type.

PEOPLE HAVE BEEN queuing outside a hospital in Thailand to donate blood after an appeal to help a British tourist following a road accident.

_87599297_87599296 Lucy Hill Source: Instagram

Lucy Hill (21)  suffered a broken pelvis when her moped was involved in a crash with a car in Chiang Mai on Saturday.

She has a rare blood type, leading friends to start an appeal on Trip Advisor for donations of A negative blood which she needs following surgery.

blood Source: TripAdvisor

The post, which appealed to fellow tourists, noted:

I understand it is your holiday but this is my friend. It doesn’t take long and it will do a great thing. My friend wore a helmet and did nothing wrong.
If you’re around and unsure please get tested.

Hill is a graduate from Leeds Beckett University who was travelling as part of her gap year.

Her father Phil told the Manchester Evening News dozens of people started queuing two hours before Maharaj Nakorn Chiang Mai Hospital opened.

‘It’s early days’

He told the Express: “We were told a car collided with the moped, the driver was travelling on the wrong side of the road and knocked her off her moped.

“She is in a bit of a mess. It is early days to see how she progresses, we don’t know how serious it is.

Yesterday morning I was nearly physically sick when I found out. It was very upsetting. We were running around yesterday trying to find flights.

“It is my daughter, you would do anything for your own child.”

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