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    Lucy Hill.

    People have been queuing outside a hospital in Thailand to donate blood after an appeal to help a young British woman with a rare type went viral.

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

    Friends appealed online for donations of A negative blood which she needed for a transfusion following surgery.

    Her father said it was "humbling" volunteers had been queuing two hours before the hospital opened.

    Phil Hill, from Bury, said the response had been "overwhelming".

    Lucy, a Leeds Beckett University graduate, has had a transfusion and it is now in "a waiting game", he added.
    Image caption Lucy Hill's moped was involved in a crash with a car in Chiang Mai on Saturday

    Lucy's friend and travelling companion Lauren Hall posted a plea on Trip Advisor for people with the A negative blood type in Thailand to donate after the hospital ran out.

    She said negative blood types were rare among people of Asian origin but the ex-pat community had been "incredible".

    "We've had people flying up from south Thailand, we've had people coming straight from the train when they've heard," said Ms Hall.

    "But it's really important that we get some more blood for her for the oncoming days to help her recover," she added.
    Blood types

    Blood types are determined by proteins in the blood
    The main blood group system is ABO, with four blood types: A, B, O, AB
    The system was implemented in 1901 by the Austrian scientist Karl Landsteiner, whose Nobel prize-winning work made it possible to identify the different blood groups, paving the way for transfusions to be carried out safely
    In total there are 32 recognised blood group systems, which all have either positive or negative indicators

    Find out more about blood groups

    Mr Hill said his daughter was in a stable condition at the Rajavej Chiang Mai Hospital following emergency surgery for a bleed on the brain and has had titanium plates fitted to her broken pelvis.

    Her mother Alison has flown out to be with her.

    A fundraising page set up to help the family has seen offers of support from all over the world.

    Sean Thornton, from Liverpool, wrote: "I arrived in Chiang Mai only last night! I donated blood and just hope & pray this young girl's life is saved."

    Emily Singh said: "I am Rhesus negative and I'm in Bangkok, my husband and I are going to look at flights to Chiang Mai."

    Professor Paul Smith, deputy vice chancellor at Leeds Beckett University, said: "Our thoughts are with Lucy Hill and her family at this difficult time".


    Lucy Hill blood appeal: Queues at Thailand hospital - BBC News

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    A good thing.
    The Internet allows information to flow freely.
    The disinformationists quickly realised this and filled it up with about as much disinformation.

    Dangers associated with infinite knowledge and choice.

    However, untold minor benefits such as this.

    Allows people to club together quickly and powerfully.

    If I was suspicious or religious, I'd have to agree with Nostradamus in that the second coming of Christ would be through the media.

    Read Christ as whichever God a or not you worship, and see the media as the Internet.

    I.e God is freedom of information.

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