Twin’s Life Saved by Blood

Stacie Chamblee delivered twins, and one was only 1 pound 10 ounces at birth. Not too long after having the babies, she and her husband were taken in to say their goodbyes to one of the twins. The little one had blood coming out of her nose and mouth, and the situation was very grim.

The doctors were ready to give up on trying to save the baby, even though they had one unit of blood left to give her.  One of the nurses insisted on making one last effort to include giving the baby the additional blood. That effort worked,  and Stacie was finally able to hold Jamaica when she was about 6 weeks old.

That last unit of blood, great care, and prayers are what the family credits with saving the life of Jamaica, who is now a wonderful 11 year old! Stacie urges others to remember the importance of saving the lives of premature infants and help insure the blood products they need are ready and able to save another life.