Friend urges blood donors to come forward to help crash victim with rare blood type

A friend of a British woman who was seriously injured in a moped crash in Thailand has made an urgent appeal for people with the same rare blood type to come forward.

Lucy Hill was just one week into her gap year when her moped was hit by a car on Saturday morning at around 7.30am local time.

The P.E. graduate is in urgent need of type A Negative blood. Credit: Lucy Hill/Facebook

She was rushed to hospital for treatment to a bleed on her brain and had emergency surgery to insert titanium plates to her broken hip.

The 21-year-old university graduate is fighting for her life, and is anaemic after losing blood during surgery. However, her 'A Negative' blood type is rare among people of Asian origin, and an international appeal has been issued to find donors in the country.

Lucy was just one week in to her travels when the accident happened. Credit: Lucy Hill/Facebook

Speaking to ITV News, her friend Lauren Hall, from Burton-upon-Trent, said Lucy is in "a very bad way" and is relying on expats and tourists of European descent with the same blood type to come forward.

Anyone in Thailand who matches Lucy's blood type have been asked to attend the Maharaja Nakorn Chiang Mai Hospital, making clear they want the blood to be sent to Lucy Anne Hill at Rajavej Chiang Mai Hospital.

Meanwhile, more than £1,500 has been raised to help pay for Lucy's treatment after her friends set up a crowdfunding page.