Update on Bangkok Mother & Blood Donations

Update January 25, 12.55pm. Family has requested that all updates come from Samitivej Hospital. The hospital’s facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Samitivej. 

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Thank you everyone for your incredible support both via Facebook and twitter.  Here’s the most recent update I’ve received.

The good news so far is that 30 people showed up to donate much-needed blood and the Red Cross stopped taking donations for now.

I am told by a friend of the victim that this should last for the next 7 days. Lara will need further surgeries and more blood may be needed. It is difficult to know at this point.

An  open Facebook group  called Blood Drive for Lara has been created to take down contact information for people still willing to donate.

One other thing I learned is that in Thailand there is a maximum age for first time donors: 55. This applies even to those who have previously donated blood in other countries.

I don’t know Lara Rose personally but several of her friends and acquaintances contacted me to help and I’ve done my best to provide accurate information and will update when I hear anything new.

It’s also a wonderful time for all of us who can to consider giving blood regularly. I find this a difficult message to share since I am not allowed to donate, which is perhaps why I wanted to help the only way I could: harassing people!  I am so grateful to all the people far and wide who have jumped on board to get this message out, and a very big thanks to @RichardBarrow for the initial RT to his 47000+ followers.

thank-you via Celestine Chua

URGENT: B- and O- blood needed in Bangkok

Update January 25, 12.55pm. Family has requested that all updates come from Samitivej Hospital. The hospital’s facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Samitivej. 

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Please folks, help get this message out.

I don’t have all the details but I can tell you this:

A mother of two little girls was in a car accident and is in surgery to try and stop internal bleeding. The Thai Red Cross is desperately short on B- and O- also needed.

“If they succeed she has extensive internal damage and will need more blood over the coming days. There is enough 0 negative in the banks, but the hospital urgently requires more B negative. SO PLEASE KEEP THE BLOOD COMING OVER THE NEXT FEW DAYS IF YOU CAN. Please complete a form saying” Donate to Lara Rose at Samitivej Hospital, Suhkumvit 49 only”.
Blood can only be taken at Thai Red Cross, Henri Dunant Rd, near Chulalongkorn Hospital, nearest MRT Silom, nearest BTS Siam.
Mon, Wed and Fri : 8.00 hrs – 16.30 hrs.
Tue and Thu : 7.30 hrs. – 19.30 hrs.
Weekends and Public Holidays : 11.00 hrs. – 15.30 hrs.
Tel : 02-263-9600-99″

Please help spread the word and say a prayer for this mama.

Thank you.