A Czech man recently issued a desperate plea on Facebook seeking help from blood donors after his wife became ill during a holiday in Bali.
Martin Frank, 33, recently took to social media on Sunday and asked for donations on the ‘Bali Expats’ group after his wife, Eliska had to be admitted to BIMC Hospital in Kuta.
He said, ‘Hello, I am trying to find anybody with Blood A- or O- to donor blood to my wife. She is on Intensive care unit at BIMC Hospital Kuta and she needs blood.’
‘She has stomach bleeding and her life is in danger. Please anybody if you know someone, let us know. We are desperate.’
The post has gone viral and has garnered more than a hundred comments.
Mr Frank told the media group that he had to flew from Prague on Saturday after he was notified his wife had been feeling ill.
Eliska, also 33, was in Bali for two weeks when she began having symptoms such as vomiting and fainting on Friday.
He further told Daily Mail Australia, ‘She has some bleeding in her stomach and they don’t know what it is.’
‘They need to stabilise her because she doesn’t have too much blood. We are looking for A- or O- blood.’
Doctors are still not able to figure out the problem with Eliska but have informed Frank that she has low blood cells, low oxygen circulation, and low blood pressure. She needs to secure blood before she can undergo surgery.
Mr Frank runs a medical company with his wife. After landing in Bali, he was told there are no blood banks in the vicinity and he himself is O-positive and hence he can’t donate blood.
His wife has Rh-negative blood, a type which is highly uncommon in the Indonesian population.
Mr Frank also said that his wife had suffered from a tumour condition in her pancreas and this illness could be related to that.
Eliska has been hooked up to a constant oxygen supply.
He said, ‘One person is going to donate blood but you need more than one bag. After she needs to go to surgery.’
‘Doctors need to do surgery today, they didn’t tell me of any other options,’ Mr Frank said.
Source – Daily mail