Woman injured in Thailand crash has operation after blood appeal

Lucy Hill, right, with Lauren Hall.

Lucy Hill, right, with Lauren Hall.

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A WOMAN WITH a rare blood type has had an operation in Thailand after hundreds of people came forward to donate following an appeal, reports said.

Leeds student Lucy Hill, 21, from Bury, Greater Manchester, broke her pelvis when her moped was in collision with a car in Chiang Mai on Saturday.

People attended the hospital to donate rare A negative blood 
after a social media appeal went viral.

Her aunt, Sue Raleigh, was reported to have said the operation on her pelvis “went well”.

The Leeds Beckett University graduate may need further surgery on her knee.

Family and friends of Ms Hill posted a plea on a website after the hospital ran out of supplies of the blood because fewer than one per cent of Thai people have negative blood types.

The appeal was shared 40,000 times within six hours, with hundreds of messages from people trying to help.

Lucy’s father Phil Hill praised the care his daughter was receiving in Chiang Mai’s Rajavej Hospital.

Lucy graduated in physical education from Leeds Beckett in July.

She and a friend, University of Leeds student Lauren Hall, had planned to travel onto other parts of south east Asia and Australia after visiting Thailand.

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