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Friends 'overwhelmed' by response to global blood donation appeal

The student at the centre of a global blood donation appeal remains in a Thai hospital but is said to be 'out of danger' - thanks to donors with her rare blood type who came forward after friends put out an appeal.

Lucy Hill, 21, was just one week into her gap year after graduating from Leeds Beckett University when her moped was hit by a car on Saturday morning.

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Student said to be 'out of danger' in Thai hospital

A student from Leeds seriously injured in a road accident in Thailand is said to be out of danger - thanks to a remarkable appeal for blood donors on social media.

University student Lucy Hill was on a gap year when she was knocked off a moped in the Northern city of Chiang Mai. It was feared the 21-year-old could die if enough donors didn't come forward.

But an urgent appeal online for donors of Lucy's rare blood type - A Negative - was shared more than 100,000 times - leading to queues outside the hospital two hours before it opened.

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