Lara Rose: Update from Family Spokesperson.

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

My understanding is that needs are in constant flux. Also Rh – blood is very rare among Thais and there are other patients around Thailand in need of Rh- blood. If you are Rh- and reside in Thailand, please consider donating regularly.

for cordelia

I’ve been contacted by a close friend of the family, who is a physician, is working closely with Lara’s family and doctors at Samitivej , and has been the  family’s “spokeperson”.

Here is the OFFICIAL update:

Bottom lines:

> > 1. Lara still needs blood. Please keep donating. Please keep encouraging folks to donate. Both B- and O- blood can be used.

> > – It takes 24-48 hours for blood to reach Samitivej from the red cross, not everybody who shows up to donate, can donate blood. “30” people may have showed up yesterday (this is still in question) but in actuality less blood is available for Lara.

She’s using at this point around 3-5 units a day, and will continue to do so at this rate for the foreseeable future. She’s not out of the woods yet. There may even be an incident which would require more blood. I know for a fact what’s available at Samitivej right now —Saturday January 25th 9:30AM-– and it’s not enough for tomorrow. This is not a matter to “low-ball” or be conservative on. Please trust me on this.

> > 2. The Thai Red Cross will not turn eligible blood donors away.

> > 3.  Please check your blood donor eligibility/criteria here:

> > 4.  Do NOT show up at Samitivej Hospital. ALL DONATIONS must be made at the Thai Red Cross.

Thai Red Cross Society Donation Hours
Mo, Wed, Fri: 0800-1630hrs
Tu, Thu: 0730-1930hrs
Sat, Sun and Holiday: 0830-1530hrs

Tel 0-2256-4038 , 0-2256-4048
Address 1871 Terdprakiat Bld., Henry Dunant Rd., Patumwan, Bangkok 10330

Nearest BTS: Sala Daeng  / Nearest MRT: Silom

I realise tweets can be flying around and sending confusing messages. If you are confused or need clarification on any points, you can email me at or tweet @multilingualmum. I will do my best to liaise with the spokeperson and get back to you as soon as possible.

Thank you and remember:


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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: 


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.