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ALBANY (May 3, 2023) – An estimated 3% of women who give birth need a life-saving blood transfusion following delivery. Recent birth data shows that’s more than 100,000 moms yearly. After delivering Jameson in March of 2022, first-time mom Sara Bovee Hines’ received a massive transfusion of 8 units, enough blood to replace a person of Sara’s size’s entire blood volume. Thanks to organizations like The Red Cross, the hospital had blood on hand to save Sara, who shares her entire journey to motherhood, including IVF, reproductive immunology, and birth trauma @myrotteneggs on Instagram.

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